The Franklin High School Band, NC

Franklin High School
100 Panther Drive
Franklin, NC 28734
(828) 524 - 6467  (school)
(828) 342 - 6613  (cell)

Director of Bands :  Mr. Buddy Huckabee

   The Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment Band


The New Orleans Sugar Bowl / 

Jackson Square, Louisiana

National Champion Band:

2020 Franklin High School
Marching Panther Regiment Band

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Information Brochure!!

  The 2020 Marching Panther Regiment 
Calendar of Events

We are VERY EXCITED that band camp is still on!  ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS will follow ALL guidelines set forth by the NCHSAA, NCMEA, and the National Music Educators' Association for the safety of our staff and band students. We will also be following all the NC governor's restrictions for mass gatherings!  

That being said, ALL students will be in their own small groups for the duration of camp (we will not be allowed to be in a full band setting of 100 students at this time, but will be in pods of 20 students)...Students will be REQUIRED to stay in these pods for the summer camp sessions!  Camp times have been altered, and will now be held from 9am - 3pm... Please see the main page with information on how to get our most up to date information through the "remind" app.  If you have any questions, please email Mr. Huckabee at:

  Wed. July 29
 All Leadership Candidates Report for Leadership Camp -  (Bring a Lunch)
 9am - 3pm 
  Wed. July 29
 All Colorguard Members and Percussion Members (Front and Battery) Report for Camp
 9am - 3pm
  Th/Fr - July 30 - 31
  ALL FRESHMEN AND ROOKIES (Never Marched @FHS Before) Report to Camp (Bring a Lunch)
 9am - 3pm
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 M-F - August 3 - 7
Full Band Camp Week 1 (All Students MUST attend; every day, all day; in order to be in the band) - 
Bring a Lunch, sunscreen, tennis shoes, instruments, Water/Gatorade, and a GREAT attitude!
 9am - 3pm
  Tues, August 4th
   FOR REGISTRATION THIS YEAR:  (all grade levels)
Due to Covid, registration will be different this year.  All students will receive their registration packets (including their health and permission forms) on the first day of regular band camp.  The students will then bring these forms home to get them filled out and notarized.  Parents can then send the forms (with payment / payment plans for their fees, shoes, t-shirt, etc) back to the school before the end of week 1 of Band camp.  Any student that has not returned their health and permission forms and registration papers by the end of week 1 will need to have this completed BEFORE continuing / returning to week 2 of camp.

  M-F - August 10 - 14
 Full Band Camp Week 2 (All Students MUST attend; every day, all day; in order to be in the band) - 
Bring a Lunch, sunscreen, tennis shoes, instruments, Water/Gatorade, and a GREAT attitude
 9am - 3pm
 FHS Band Annual Parent Extravaganza Concert - Band Parent Meeting!
Due to Covid-19, no parent meetings and/or concerts are allowed as of yet, thus, we can not have a parent preview show this year until further notice.  Thank you for your cooperation!
 Mon. August 17
 First Day of School / No Monday Night Practice Today
 Fri. August 28
 5pm - ?
 Mon. August 31
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. Sept. 4
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Rabun Gap Nacoochie School
 5pm - ?
 Mon. Sept. 7
 Labor Day Holiday / No School / No Band Practice
Fri. Sept 11
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only- ANYONE that wants to go can go with us) - 
NOTICE : Away games are optional - @ Swain County HS
  5pm - ?
  Mon. Sept 14
  6pm - 8:30pm
  Fri. Sept. 18
  Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ Mitchell HS
  5pm - ?
 Sat. Sept. 19
 Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA 
 8am - Midnight
Mon. Sept. 21
  6pm - 8:30pm
  Fri. Sept. 25
  5pm - ?
  Sat. Sept. 26
  Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
  8am - Midnight
  Mon. Sept. 28
  6pm - 8:30pm
 Sat. Oct. 3
  Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
  8am - Midnight
 Mon. Oct. 5
  Teacher Workday / No School / MONDAY NIGHT PRACTICE
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. Oct. 9
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Hendersonville HS
 5pm - ?
 Sat. Oct. 10
 Regional Marching Competition! - Location TBA
 8am - Midnight
 Mon. Oct. 12
 6pm - 8:30pm
 Fri. Oct. 16
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ Brevard HS
 5pm - ?
 Sat. Oct. 17
 Sprayberry Southern Invitational Marching Band Championships - Atlanta, GA
 6am - Midnight
 Fri. Oct. 23
 Away Football Game (Pep Band Only) - @ East Henderson HS
 5pm - ?
  Mon. Oct. 26
  Teacher Workday / No School 
 Fri. Oct. 30
 5pm - ?
 Fri. Nov. 6
 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - vs. Smoky Mountain HS
 5pm - ?
  Wed. Nov. 11
  Veteran's Day Holiday/ No School  / THE BAND WILL PERFORM FOR VETERAN'S DAY TODAY!
  9am - 12 noon
 Nov. 25 - Nov. 29
 Thanksgiving Holiday / No School
  Sun. Nov 29
  Franklin Town Christmas Parade
  Meet at 1:45pm
  Sat. Dec. 5
  Highlands Christmas Parade (AM) / Clayton Christmas Parade (PM)
  All Day Event
 Mon. Dec. 7
Mon. Dec.14
 Franklin HS Band Christmas Concert - Fine Arts Center - Franklin HS - (...Exact Date TBA)
 7pm - ?
Fri. Dec. 18
  Early Dismissal from School for Christmas Break
Sat. Dec. 19 - 
Sun. Jan 3, 2021
  Christmas Holidays / No School
M-F - Jan. 11 - Jan 15
  High School Final Exams (State EOC's Week!!)  - GOOD LUCK ON FINALS!
  Mon. Jan 18
  Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday / NO SCHOOL
  T-W - Jan 19-Jan.20
  Teacher Workdays / No School
Thurs. Jan 21
Thurs. Jan. 28
  High School All-District Band Auditions - Tuscola HS - (After school / we will take a bus)
 3:30pm - ?
  F-S - Feb. 5-6
Feb. 12-13
  Western District - All-District Band Clinic - Western Carolina University
   Fri. Feb 19
Teacher Workday / No School
Potential Far West Honor Band Clinic (Fri-Sat) - Bryson City - Swain County HS
Mon. March 8
  Potential MPA Mock Adjudication Concert - (Symphonic Band Only) - Hayesville HS 
3:30pm - ?  
Fri. March 26
  Teacher Workday / No School
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break / No School
March 27 - April 4
  Spring Break (*cont) / No School
Mon. May 10
  Potential Spring Concert / Senior Dedication Show - FHS Fine Arts Building
Fri. May 28
  Last Day of School / Early Dismissal


2020 Panther Regiment Leadership Team!!:

Drum Majors - Sam Ledford, Tyler Martin, Jacob Cabe

Equipment Coordinators  - Nic Wilkinson / Brock Reeves (they will select a crew)

Uniform Coordinator - Haley Coker / Asst. Bethany Daniel (they will select a crew)

Music Coordinator - Gabe Pangle *(New position)

Head Librarians - Emma Browning and Caitlynn Phillips (they will select a crew)

Band Counselor - Ilah Williams *(New position)

Marching Coordinators - Alesen Perez / with Drum Majors

Brass Coordinators - JD Valentine and Sydney Moore

Flute Section Leader - Kaylee Harris
Woodwind Coordinator / Clarinet Section Leader - Allie Norton

Alto Sax Section Leader - Brianna Mellies

Trumpet Section Leader (with Mellophones)  - Sydney Moore

Trombone Section Leader - JD Valentine

Baritone Section Leader - Ashlee Welch

Tuba / Tenor Sax / Bari Sax / Bass Clarinet Section leader - Will Cerri

Front Ensemble Section Leader
Assistant Front Ensemble Section Leader - Callie Barnett

Battery Captain - Zach Duke

Colorguard Captains - Teri Martin (Head) - Jimmy Passmore and Emma Tallent (Assistants)


            2019 Marching Band Competition Itineraries and Directions:

Past Shows Under Mr. Huckabee's Direction:

2002 - An American Fantasy

2003 - Lord of the Rings 

2004 - Around the World in 8 Minutes - (2005 Gator Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions!) - Jacksonville, FL

2005 - Pirates of the Caribbean

2006 - Phantom of the Opera

2007 - Imagination:  The Music of Dr. Seuss - (2008 Velero Alamo Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions) San Antonio,TX

2008 - "Jack's Twisted Christmas" - from The Nightmare Before Christmas

2009 - Once Upon a Dream: The Music from Disney's Fantasmic

2010 - "Remembrance: A Tribute to Pearl Harbor" 

2011 - The Sunday Crossword - (2012 Gator Bowl Silver Division Grand Champions) - Jacksonville, FL

2012 - Believe:  The Music of the Polar Express

2013 - The Heist

2014 - We Wanna Rock!

2015 - The Eye of Egypt (AutoZone Liberty Bowl Halftime Performance with country music SuperStar Craig Morgan) Memphis, TN

2016 -  Seasons of Love 

2017 -  Don't Look Under the Bed

2018 - The Traitor

2019 - "The Immortal" - (2020 AllState Sugar Bowl / Jackson Square NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!) - New Orleans, LA

2020 - " Coming Home" 

Pictured Above:  The 2019-2020 Marching Panther Regiment traveled to New Orleans,LA for the 2020 AllState Sugar Bowl.  While there, they grabbed all 1st Place Captions (Marching, Music, Auxillary, Drum Major, Percussion, and General Effect) in their Division, and was crowned the Sugar Bowl / Jackson Square performing National Champions (out of all 14 band participants) for the best band performance in New Orleans! Way to represent guys!  They were able to participate in a Mardi Gras New Orleans Style masquerade ball (where the awards banquet was held).  

Franklin High School's most visible and notable performing group is the FHS Marching Panther Regiment Band.  Pictured above, the students and staff members enjoy a day at the beach following several first place awards at the 2012 Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Florida (January 2012).  The band has won many other first place awards throughout the southeast, including the 2005 Gator Bowl, the 2008 Valero Alamo Bowl, the 2012 Toyota Gator Bowl, and various other local and regional competitions.  The Marching Panther Regiment can be seen various times throughout the fall semester from western and central North Carolina, to Atlanta Georgia and occasional trips to Florida.  The band students that register are required to participate in any and all mandatory events, competitions, concerts, parades, etc, as well as attend a MANDATORY summer camp in July.

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