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 FHS "Panther Sound" Indoor Winds Team:

The 2019 "Panther Sound"

*includes the 2019 "Etoile" Winterguard*

The "Heist"


Jared and Kai are going bankrupt.  Jared feels that his only hope would be to try to break into the museum and steal the magnificent diamond display worth millions.  Kai refuses to believe they should do this... What do they need to do to survive?


Does Jared steal the diamonds?   Does Kai go along with his plan or does she turn him in....?

Does he get caught?  Things are not always as they seem....


Find out what happens at a gymnasium near you.....


CWEA - CHAMPIONSHIPS Weekend:


March 23 - March 24, 2019
Winthrop Coliseum - Rock Hill, SC
1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill, SC 29732


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Saturday, March 23, 2019

EAT BREAKFAST BEFORE YOU ARRIVE!!!

7:15am -  Meet in Band Room at FHS / Load Buses/Equipment

7:30am - Leave for Carowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte, NC

11:30am - Approximate Arrival at Carowinds Amusement Park, Charlotte, NC
12:00Noon - Lunch while in the Park (BRING $$)

5:00pm - Dinner while in the Park (BRING $$)

7:00pm - Meet at a designated meeting location at the park entrance for Roll Call 
7:15pm - Leave Carowinds for our Hotel
                           Best Western PLUS - Pineville/Charlotte South
                        9825 Leitner Drive,   Pineville, North Carolina 28134

10:30pm - Cerfew / Chaperone Room Check
11:00pm- LIGHTS OUT!!
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Sunday, March 24, 2019

6:30am - 7:15m - Breakfast at hotel (PROVIDED for you)
7:30am - Leave hotel for Winthrop Coliseum

7:45am - Arrive at Winthrop (Unload equipment)

8:15am - Warmup area (in grass area in front of coliseum

8:45am - Head to Holding Area

8:51am - Holding Area

8:56am - Tuning area (ONE INSTRUMENT at a TIME)
9:05am - Leave Tuning Area (FIP meet us with the mat)

9:10am - Ready (behind the curtain) area

9:20am - PERFORMANCE - GOOD LUCK PANTHER SOUND!

9:30am - Finished (Load our equipment / prepare mat for FIP)

10:00am - FIP warmup (Grassy area in front of coliseum)

11:05am - FIP heads to tunnel at coliseum (P.Sound meet FIP with mat)

11:10am - Ready (behind the curtain) area

11:20am - PERFORMANCE - GOOD LUCK Franklin Indoor Percussion

11:35am - Load all equipment

12:00Noon - Lunch in coliseum (BRING $$)

12:30pm - Watch other groups / eat, etc

6:15pm - ALL STUDENTS IN FULL UNIFORM FOR RETREAT!! (meet behind the curtain)

6:30pm - FULL awards retreat (all students on the floor)

7:30pm - Approximate awards ends

8:00pm - Load buses / head back to Franklin

Approximately 11:30pm-12:30am - Arrive back at FHS




What is "Panther Sound?"

   Panther Sound is an indoor marching winds group that started at Franklin High School in October, 2016.  The group is similar to a small "football" marching band, except for they rehearse and compete in the spring semester, and they compete in indoor basketball stadiums across the southeast with the percussion ensemble and the winterguard groups.  We are very thankful to the administration at Union school and Cartoogechaye school for allowing us the use of their gymnasiums for rehearsals.  A schedule for the group can be found on this main "home" page. 

    This year's 2019 edition will compete in the CWEA winterguard/winter winds circuit throughout the season.  We appreciate all the parents and staff of the Franklin Indoor Percussion and the Etoile/Panther Sound groups for your continued support!

    The 2017 Panther Sound Unit ... A Look Back......

30 Years Lost:  Never Forgotten

(A Tribute to the Space Shuttle: Challenger)

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**This website is paid for by, archived, and maintained by Mr. B. Huckabee, Director of Bands. 
If you witness any problems with the site whatsoever, please contact him at: franklinpantherband@yahoo.com.