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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

Announcing the 

2022 Marching Band Leadership Team:

Drum Major - Jacob Cabe

Executive Assistant - Maddie Moss

Woodwind Coordinator - Sarah Springer, Crystal Hernandez

Brass Coordinator - Conner Cooper

Music Coordinator - JC Tagge, Harley Caunter

Marching Coordinators - Claire Ballard, Rylee Burke

Uniform Coordinator - Tanner Welch - head,   Summer Holland - Assistant

Equipment Coordinator - Tanner Welch (Band/Percussion)
                  Colorguard - Kadee Collins, Payton Gafford

Pirate Actors/Actresses - Emily Hanners (Pirate Captain)

                                             Kadence Watford (1st mate)

Pirate Show Singer/Soloist - TBA (auditions)

Chaplain - Alyssa Ashe

Flute Section Leader - Crystal Hernandez

Clarinet Section Leader - Claire Ballard

Alto Sax Section Leader - Sarah Springer

Mellophone Section Leader(s) - JC Tagge, Carlos Hernandez

Trumpet Section Leader(s) - Milca Esquivel-Cortes, Kaden Callahan

Trombone Section Leader - Ethan Moore

Baritone Section Leader - Conner Cooper

Tenor Sax/ Bari Sax / Sousaphone (Low Winds) Section Ldr - Bernie Cerri

Colorguard Captain(s) - Emily Hanners, Brie Crawford, 
                                           Kadence Watford, Zoe Riddering

Front Ensemble Section Leader - TBA

Battery Section Leaders  - TBA

Band Custodian - Lupe Hernandez

Band Hydration Technician - Bernie Cerri

Historian - Milca Esquivel-Cortes, Lupe Hernandez

Librarian - Caitlyn Phillips, Anna Waskey

FHS Marching Panther Regiment Information / FHS Band Calendar of Events

  The 2022-23 Marching Panther Regiment /
FHS Concert/Symphonic Band Calendar


Wed. July 27

Wednesday PERCUSSION Info:  ALL PERCUSSION will attend camp from 9am - 5pm

Wednesday COLORGUARD info:   Colorguard Captains ONLY will attend camp from 12 noon - 4pm

Wednesday LEADERSHIP TEAM info:  ALL Leadership will attend camp from 12 noon - 4pm

Various Times

Please look carefully

at your group time!

Thurs. July 28 

Fri. July 29

All ROOKIES/FRESHMAN Report to Camp! - Anyone that has never marched for the Panther Regiment will need to come to camp to learn all the basics you need to have a successful band season! We can not wait to have you join us! You are about to experience the best times of your life... HIGH SCHOOL MARCHING BAND!!

Everyone will be provided lunch! For everyones' safety, NO ONE is allowed to leave during camp times / on any band camp days

Leadership team and drum majors also attend these 2 days, but they will dismiss at 5pm 




 9am - 4pm


Mon. August 1 - Through -

Fri. August 5th

FULL BAND CAMP WEEK 1 - Everyone that wants to be part of this award winning program must be at BOTH weeks of band camp in order to participate!


    All students will receive a band camp registration packet on the first day of camp with the following inside:

1)  Envelope with registration form to till out and return with check (made to FHS Band) or cash payment for fees and uniform supplies

2)  A Stapled packet with the Health Form, Permission Form (To be Notarized), Drug Test Policy, and Band Handbook signature page

3)  A copy of the Band Code of Conduct Handbook

FEES AND SIGNED/NOTARIZED PAPERS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY,!  Please pay as much as possible now so that we can order all supplies needed for the season!

2022 Band Fees / Obligations: (Please remember that you may sign up for a payment plan with the front office for fees.  You NEED TO PAY FOR ITEMS TO BE OREDERD NOW ASAP (Gloves, t-shirt, pants, shoes, etc) so they can arrive in time to perform.  All fees must be paid before November 1st. Notice:   All Band Fees MUST BE PAID before any trip money/deposits can be accepted.

Also, band fees are good for the ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR, and include JAZZ AND CONCERT/SYMPHONIC BANDS for that one price! You definitely get a bargain!

$ 325.00 - Band Fees for the 2022-23 School Year-  Covers ALL music/travel/competition expenses!

$ 85.00 - Freshman / Uniform Pants purchase (and any upper classman that need new bib pants)

$ 25.00 - Band Competition T-shirts - (Required for every competition, away game, and some parades

$ 45.00 - Marching Shoes

(*You may set up a plan for the band fees, but all uniform parts must be ordered ASAP so they arrive in time for our performances!) These need to be paid FIRST.... Fees can be in payment plans :) WE WILL WORK WITH YOU, JUST SPEAK WITH MR. HUCK!!!  

  8:30am - 6pm

Mon. August 8 -


Fri. August 12

 FULL BAND CAMP WEEK 2 - Everyone is required to be at camp this week in it's entirety :Lunches Provided!!

  8:30 - 6pm

  Thurs. Aug 11

Annual FHS Regiment PARENT EXTRAVAGANZA PERFORMANCE - 5:00pm - (TBA in the Gym)

(*This is our annual parent preview show. Parents have a chance to see what the show is all about, and sign up to help our booster club in concessions, prop building, sewing, painting, etc. We would love to have as many parents involved as possible. We need you for all our competitions from feeding students, helping with props, helping with front ensemble, uniforms, etc...(the more the merrier!)


Mon.  Aug 15

Universal Trip Payment Due / Checks made to Franklin High School

 Tues. Aug. 16

  FULL Marching Regiment Band PRACTICE - 

  9am - 12 Noon

Fri. Aug 19


FULL Marching Regiment Band PRACTICE in the morning from 9am - 12 noon.  We have an AWAY FOOTBALL GAME against Murphy HS for those students that want to travel and perform.  We will meet again at 5pm to travel to the game.

  9am - 12 noon rehearsal

Return at 5pm

 Tues. Aug. 23


9am - 12 noon

Fri. Aug 26


Full Marching Band Practice in the morning from 9am - 12 noon - We have an AWAY FOOTBALL GAME against Cherokee HS for those that would like to travel.  We will meet at 5pm to leave.    

9am-  12 noon prac.  

 5pm - 10pm - game

Mon. Aug. 29

First Day of School / NO Monday Night Practice (they start Sept. 12)

 September 2022

  Fri. Sept. 2

 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - Franklin vs. Swain HS.  

  Mon. Sept. 5

  Labor Day Holiday - No School - No Band Rehearsal

  Fri. Sept 9

  Open Date / No Game Scheduled Today

 Sat. Sept 10


ALL DAY MARCHING BAND "CAMP-STYLE" REHEARSAL TODAY in preparation for the marching season.  This will be our last chance to finalize the show before we begin competing

  Mon. Sept. 12

**** Monday Night FULL BAND Practice ***** 

Thurs. Sept 15

Universal Trip Payment Due / Checks made to Franklin High School

  Fri. Sept 16

 Away Football Game - FHS @ EAST HENDERSON HS 

                    NOTICE:    WE WILL NOT BE TRAVELING TO THIS GAME.        

  Sat. Sept 17

BAND PERFORMANCE AT WCU TODAY!! - Joined with the Pride of the Mountains (WCU) - Pre-game performance combined with other bands and the WCU Band!


Schedule for the WCU High School Band Day:

7:15am - Meet at Band Room / Roll Call

7:30am - Head to WCU

8:15am- Unload Trailers / Join the WCU Band for a joint rehearsal

10:30am - Rehearsal ends 

10:45am - Campus Tour for us provided by the WCU Band Members   
11:30am - 12:45 - Lunch in the WCU Dining Hall - Bring $10 for the lunch buffet
1:25pm - Sectionals with the WCU Sections
1:45pm - Choirs with the WCU Band

2:15pm - LINE UP for the MARCH DOWN TO THE FIELD with the WCU Band!! 
2:45pm - Pre-Game Line up 

4:45pm- 5:00pm- WCU Pride of the Mountains Halftime Show Performance

6:30pm - 7:00pm - Approximate Game Ends / WCU Band Post-Game Performance!!

7:30pm - Load Buses / Head back to FHS

8:30pm- Approximate time to return home from the game


  Mon. Sept. 19

Far West Marching Band Exhibition (Western District HS Band Expo)

Andrews HS, Andrews, NC


Schedule for the Far West NC Band Expo:

3rd Period Class - Load Equipment as much as possible

4:15pm - Roll Call / Sit in Sections

4:30pm- Leave for Andrews, NC for the Far West Band Expo

               * Uniform - Band Competition Show T-Shirt, BLUE JEANS, Tennis Shoes

5:45pm - Approximate Arrival at Andrews, NC

6;00pm - Far West Band Expo Begins

               *Bands will have a RANDOM DRAW... Performance times will not be known until we arrive

8:00pm - Approximate ending to the Far West Band Expo

8:15-ish - Load Equipment / Buses / Head home

10:00pm - 10:45pm -  Approximate Arrival back at FHS


  Fri. Sept. 23

 Away Football Game - FHS @ TUSCOLA HS (Meet at 4:30pm)               

  Sat. Sept 24


38th Annual - C. Philip McIntyre Tournament of Bands
JF Byrnes High School

150 E. Main Street
Duncan, SC  29334


Schedule for the C.P.  McIntyre Tournament of Bands (Duncan SC):

8:30am - Meet at FHS Band Room / Roll Call

9:00am - Load Buses / Leave for JF Byrnes High School - Duncan, SC
12:00 Noon - LUNCH STOP ENROUTE at Rest area - (usually provided by booster club members)

12:30pm - Leave the Rest Area / Continue enroute to JF Byrnes HS

1:00pm  - Approximate Arrival at JF Byrnes High School

1:30pm - Unload Equipment / Assemble Props / WATCH OTHER BANDS / Prepare to Compete


4:20pm - Line Up  / Head to WarmUp Area B

4:30pm- 5:10pm - WARM UP TIME

5:15pm - Head To Performance Gate


6:00pm - Load all Equipment / Turn in Uniforms 

6:20pm - Visit Concessions / Watch other Bands

9:00pm - Seniors get prepared in Uniforms for Awards Retreat

9:20pm- Meet back at Stadium to see the WCU Pride of the Mountains Exhibition

9:30pm - Awards Ceremony Begins

10:30pm- Approximate End to the Awards Ceremony

10:45pm- Load Buses / Head back to FHS

APPROXIMATELY 1:00-2:00am - Arrive Back at FHS


  Mon. Sept. 26

 Monday Night FULL BAND Practice 

Fri. Sept. 30

MMS BAND DAY! -----HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs Pisgah HS.  (Meet @ 5pm)


  Sat. Oct 1


"The Gathering" - Competition
Douglas County High School 
8075 Campbellton Street
Douglasville, GA  30134


8:00am - Meet in Band Room / Roll Call

8:15am - Load Buses / Leave for Douglasville, GA

10:30 - Lunch Stop / RACETRAK - Commerce, GA

11:00am-  Continue to Douglasville, GA

12:30pm - Arrive at Douglasville, GA / Unload Equipment / Set up Sound

1:30pm - Uniform Checkout

1:55pm - Line Up for Warmup
2:10pm - Warmup Time

2:50pm - At the Gate / Ready to Perform



            "The Gathering" 2A Bands :


           Alcovoy HS
           Marietta HS
           Alexander HS
           Arabia Mountain HS
           Franklin HS
           Walnut Grove HS
           Berkmar HS

           Riverdale HS

           South Paulding HS

3:30pm - Turn in Uniforms / Load Up

5:30pm - Seniors in Uniforms / Ready for Retreat

6:00pm - Awards Ceremony!

7:30pm - Over / Head To Buses

11:00pm- 1:00am- Approximate Arrival Home.....


  Mon. Oct 3

  Monday Night FULL BAND Practice

  Fri. Oct. 7

HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs. North Henderson HS (Meet @ 5pm)

   Sat. Oct. 8


"Jaguar Classic" Competition
New Manchester High School
4925 Highway 92/166
Douglasville, GA  30135 


7:45am - Meet in Band Room / Load Buses 

7:55am - Leave for New Manchester HS

10:30am - Lunch Stop at RACETRAK / Commerce, GA

11:30am - Continue to New Manchester HS, Douglasville, GA

12:00 - Noon - Arrive at New Manchester

12:15pm - WATCH MURPHY HS Band performance!

12:30pm - Uniform Check out Time!

1:00pm- Warm Up Time 

1:25pm - Gate Time


2:00pm - Load Equipment / Uniforms

2:30pm - Watch other Bands

3:00pm - Seniors In Uniform for Retreat

3:30pm - Awards Ceremony

4:30pm - Load Buses / Head back to FHS

approx. 8pm- 9pm - Approximate arrival back at FHS

  Mon. Oct. 10

  LAST ONE! ----Monday night FULL BAND Practice 

 Fri. Oct. 14

Away Football Game - FHS @ SMOKY MOUNTAIN HS -  Optional - Pep Band Only

Fri. Oct 14

Universal Trip Payment Due - Checks made to Franklin High School

  Sat. Oct. 15


Southern Invitational Marching Band Championships
Sprayberry HS

2525 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA  30066


7:45am - Arrive at FHS / Roll call / Load Buses
8:00am- Leave for Marietta, GA
10:30am - Lunch Stop at RACETRAK / Commerce GA
11:00am - Continue to Sprayberry HS
12:00 noon - Arrive at Sprayberry HS / Marietta, GA
12:15pm - Unload / Watch other Silver Division Bands


           Silver Division Championship/ Competition Bands:

         Hayesville HS
         St. Pius Catholic HS

         Murphy HS

         Smoky Mountain HS

         Campbell HS

         Leeds HS

         Discovery Music Academy

         Duluth HS

         Franklin HS

         Marietta HS


2:30pm -  Uniform Checkout

2:45pm - Line up for Warmup

2:55pm - Warmup Area A

3:25pm- Warm up / End


4:00pm - Load Up Equipment / Watch other Bands

7:20pm - Seniors In Uniform For Retreat

7:40pm- Retreat

8:00pm- Awards Ceremony

9;30pm- Load Buses / Back to FHS

approx. 1:00am - 2:00am -  Arrive back at FHS

 Fri. Oct. 21

HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs. West Henderson - 

 Fri. Oct. 28

HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs TC Roberson HS (Senior Night)

Mon. Oct. 31



  Fri. Nov. 4

  Home Playoff Game Possible - Keep this date open for a home game if needed

 Fri. Nov. 11

   Veteran's Day Community Performance / Parade - Time TBA (No School) Full Band 

  Fri. Nov. 11

  Home Playoff Game Possible - Keep this date open for a home game if needed

Tues. Nov 15

Universal Trip Payment Due / Checks made to Franklin High School

 Fri. Nov. 17

   Home Playoff Game Possible - Keep this date open for a home game if needed

Wed. Nov 23 -

Mon. Nov. 27

   Thanksgiving Break 

  Sun. Nov. 27

  Franklin Town Christmas Parade Performance


Sat. Dec. 3

 Highlands Christmas Parade 10:30am / Clayton Christmas Parade 5pm   (Meet at 8am at FHS)


Mon. Dec. 10

 Cherokee Christmas Parade 5pm

DEC. 12


Dec. 16 - Jan 2, 2023

EARLY DISMISSAL DEC 16 - Return to School Jan 3rd - CHRISTMAS BREAK!



January 2023

Jan. 9 - Jan 12

FINAL EXAMS (from Fall Semester)

Jan 12 - Jan 16


Jan 17 - Jan 18

Teacher Workdays - No School - Semester 2 Starts Jan 19

Jan 19

All District Auditions for 2023

March 2023

March 20 - 21

Teacher Workdays - No School

April 2023

April 1 - 9, 2023

Spring Break 

            2022 Marching Band Competition Itineraries / Directions: (**** TENTATIVE ****)


Monday, September 19, 2022

Far West Marching Band Preview
Andrews High School - Andrews, NC

(*all local WNC bands perform today
after school.. starts around 5pm) 

Saturday, September 24, 2022

C.Philip McIntyre
Tournament of Bands
J F Byrnes High School

Duncan, SC

Saturday, October 1, 2022

"The Gathering"
Douglas County High School
Douglasville, GA

Saturday, October 8, 2022

"Jaguar Classic"

New Manchester High School

Douglasville, GA

Saturday, October 15, 2022

"Southern Invitational Marching Band Festival / Championships"

Sprayberry High School

Marietta, GA

Directions to Andrews High School - Andrews, NC

Directions to JF Byrnes HS 

Directions to  Douglas County HS

Directions to New Manchester High School

Directions to Sprayberry High School

2525 Sandy Plains Rd -  Marietta GA   30066

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 - " The Greatest Showman" 

2021 - "Coming Home: A Tribute to our Troops"

2022 -  "You Will Remember Me"

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.