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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

The 2022 FHS Band Staff is PROUD to present:

The 2022 Marching Panther Regiment Competition "Show Announcement" Video:

Youtube 2022 Show - Video Address  :

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

 July 2022

  Wed. July 27 - Fri. 29

ALL PERCUSSION STUDENTS (Front Ensemble and Battery) attend camp - (1pm - 5pm)
ALL COLORGUARD STUDENTS attend camp (1pm - 5pm)

ALL  2021 Leadership Students report to the band room  for Leadership camp! (1pm - 5pm)

  1pm - 5pm

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

 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 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 NEXT FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th!  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 December 3rd. The band is "hoping" to plan a trip soon... therefore, all Band Fees MUST BE PAID before any trip money/deposits can be accepted.

Also, we are planning to do as much "back to normal" as we can, so fees will reflect those from 2 years ago. These 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 2021-22 School Year (*If cancellations due to Covid occur, students will get credits as needed to their accounts for future fees/trips.)

$ 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.  

Meet @ 5:15pm

  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

9am - 5pm

  Mon. Sept. 12

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

6pm- 8:30pm 

Thurs. Sept 15

Universal Trip Payment Due / Checks made to Franklin High School

  Fri. Sept 16

 Away Football Game - FHS @ EAST HENDERSON HS (Meet at 4:30pm) - Optional Pep Band      

 4:30pm - 10pm

  Sat. Sept 17

POSSIBLE BAND PERFORMANCE AT WCU TODAY - Joined with the Pride of the Mountains (WCU)


  Mon. Sept. 19

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

6pm - 8:30pm 

  Fri. Sept. 23

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

 4:30pm - 10pm

  Sat. Sept 24


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

150 E. Main Street
Duncan, SC  29334


  Mon. Sept. 26

 Monday Night FULL BAND Practice 

6pm - 8:30pm 

Fri. Sept. 30

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

5pm - 10pm


  Sat. Oct 1


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


  Mon. Oct 3

  Monday Night FULL BAND Practice

  6pm - 8pm

  Fri. Oct. 7

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

5pm - 10pm

   Sat. Oct. 8


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


  Mon. Oct. 10

  Monday night FULL BAND Practice 

6pm - 8pm

 Fri. Oct. 14

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

  4:30pm - 10pm

Fri. Oct 14

Universal Trip Payment Due - Checks made to Franklin High School

  Sat. Oct. 15




Mon. Oct. 17


6pm- 8pm

 Fri. Oct. 21

HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs. West Henderson - 

  5pm - 10

 Sat. Oct 22




 Fri. Oct. 28

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

5pm - 10pm

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 

  Time TBA

  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

Meet at 2pm


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. 15

FINAL UNIVERSAL TRIP PAYOFF DUE!!! / Checks made to Franklin High School

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 13 - Jan 16


Jan 17 - Jan 18

Teacher Workdays - No School - Semester 2 Starts Jan 19

Jan 19

Possible All District Auditions for 2023

March 2023

March 20 - 21

Teacher Workdays - No School

April 2023

April 1 - 9, 2023

Spring Break 

            2021 Marching Band Competition Itineraries / Directions: (**** TENTATIVE ****)

Monday, September 20, 2021

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

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

Saturday, September 25, 2021

"The Gathering - Tournament"
Douglas County High School

Douglasville, GA

Saturday, October 2, 2021

"Fort Mountain Classic Competition"

Murray County High School
Chatsworth, GA

Saturday, October 9, 2021

"Jaguar Classic"

New Manchester High School

Douglasville, GA

Saturday, October 16, 2021

"Southern Invitational Marching Band Festival / Championships"

Sprayberry High School

Marietta, GA

Saturday, October 23, 2021

"The Branch Classic"

Flowery Branch High School

Flowery Branch, GA

Directions to Andrews High School - Andrews, NC

Directions to Douglas County High School

8705 Campleton St - Douglasville GA  30134

Directions to Murray County High School

1001 Green Rd. - Chatsworth, GA  30705

Directions to New Manchester High School

4925 Hwy  92/166 - Douglasville, GA  30135

Directions to Sprayberry High School

2525 Sandy Plains Rd -  Marietta GA   30066

    Directions to Flowery Branch High School

4450 Hog Mountain Rd - Flowery Branch, GA    30542


2021   Panther Regiment Leadership Team!!:

Drum Majors - Sam Ledford, Tyler Martin, Jacob Cabe, Connor Cooper

Equipment Coordinators - Traveler Shaw

Uniform Coordinator - Tanner Welch

Head Librarians - Emma Browning and Caitlyn Phillips

Band Counselor - Ilah Williams

Marching Coordinator - Alesen Perez

Brass Coordinator - Will Cerri

Woodwind Coordinator - Alesen Perez

Flute Section Leader - Crystal Hernandez

Clarinet Section Leader - Alesen Perez

Alto Sax Section Leader - Sarah Springer / Dyrah Caferelli

Trumpet / Mellophone Section Leaders - Rayvon Bishop / Carlos Herrera-Hernandez (Co-Section Leaders)

Trombone Section Leader - Ethan Moore

Baritone Section Leader - Connor Cooper

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

Front Ensemble Section Leader - Callie Barnett

Battery Captains - TBA

Colorguard Captains - Co-Captains - Jimmy Passmore / Emily Hanners -- Asst. - Isbrielle Crawford

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.

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