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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

Welcome to the  Indoor Ensembles (Franklin Indoor Percussion, Etoile, and Panther Sound)

The 2022 Etoile and FIP Competition Itineraries

2022 Indoor Season Competition Dates:

January 29, 2022 - Dorman High School CWEA Qualifier

            Dorman HS - 1050 Cavalier Way - Roebuck, SC  29376 

February 26, 2022 - Rock Hill High School  CWEA Competition
             Rock Hill HS - 320 W. Springdale Rd - Rock Hill, SC  29730

March 5, 2022 - Easley High School CWEA Competition
             Easley HS - 154 Green Wave Blvd - Easley SC 29642

March 24, 2022 - Unify March Madness Basketball Halftime Show
             Franklin High School Gym - 6pm

March 26, 2022 - COLORGUARD ONLY - CWEA Championships

            Catawba Ridge HS - 1180 Fort Mill Pkwy - Fort Mill SC 29715

April 2, 2022 - PERCUSSION/WINDS ONLY - CWEA Championships
            Dorman HS - 1050 Cavalier Way - Roebuck, SC  29376

April 7, 2002 - FIP, P.Sound, Etoile join the WCU Indoor Groups for a public performance at WCU -  6pm Start time



March 24, 2022 - Catawba Ridge HS 


Catawba Ridge High School

1180 Fort Mill Parkway

Fort Mill, SC  29715


8:00am - Meet at FHS Band Room for Roll Call

8:15am - Load / Leave for Catawba Ridge HS

12:00noon - Approximate arrival time at Catawba Ridge HS - Fort Mill, SC
12:30pm - Registration / Watch other Groups

2:40pm- Etoile get ready for warmup / other students - ready mat pull

2:52pm - Warm Up Area B

3:06pm - Leave Warmup / Ready area

3:09pm - Etoile Performance!  -- GOOD LUCK!!

3:15pm- Load equipment - (area mall trip TBA)

3:30pm - Head to possible area mall, etc...
6:30pm - Back to Catawba Ridge HS - Watch other groups
8:00pm- Awards Presentation

8:30pm - Approximate head back to FHS

12 midnight - 1:00am - Approximate Arrival back at FHS


April 2, 2022 - Dorman HS

Percussion / Winds CHAMPIONSHIPS Itinerary

Dorman High School 

1050 Cavalier Way

Roebuck, SC  29376

5:30am - Meet at FHS - Load / Leave for Dorman HS
8:45am - Arrive at Dorman HS / Unload Equipment
9:00am - Percussion Unload / Prepare for Performance
9:48am - Holding Area for Official Warm-up Time
9:53am - Warmup Area A
10:11am- Leave Warmup / Ready Area
10:20am - FIP Performance / Good Luck!!

10:30am - Return / Load Equipment
12:45pm - Line Up for Awards Ceremony
1:00pm - Awards Ceremony for Novice Percussion / Cadet Groups

2:30pm - Winds Prepare for Warm-up

2:45pm - Head to Warmup Area A

3:03pm - Warmup Begins

3:21pm - Leave Warmup / Ready Area

3:30pm - Panther Sound Performance / Good Luck!!

4:00pm-  Load All equipment 

4:15pm - Possible trip to mall, etc...TBA

6:30pm - Back to Dorman High School

7:45pm - Awards Ceremony For Open Class and Winds Groups

8:45pm - Load Buses / head back to FHS

12 midnight - 1:00am - Approximate Arrival time back to FHS


History of the FHS Winterguard


The Franklin HS Winterguard team was first formed in 2004. The team prepared a tribute to Aerosmith, and performed for thousands of spectators at Walt Disney World in 2005. Unfortunately, the team disbanded that same semester.

In 2015, the winterguard team was reconciled! They worked hard to put together a competitive show, and held several fundraisers to obtain a performance mat and uniforms. Competing in the CIPA circuit, the FHS Winterguard had their first EVER competition exhibition on January 30th, 2016 at Dorman High School (SC), where they placed 7th in regionals out of 14 competitive groups.

In the Fall of 2016, Mrs. Jennifer Huckabee has taken over the winterguard program and has adopted the nickname "ETOILE" for them (which is French for "star"). The winterguard is now competing in the CWEA circuit and took 1st place in their qualifier at Dorman HS on January 28,

2017. We are very proud and excited that our winterguard program has been revived, and they are currently "tag teaming" with the new "Panther Sound" indoor wind group that was started in January 2017. These two groups will continue to travel together..

Picture Above:

Our first competitive winterguard group at Dorman HS -

Spring semester - 2016

Picture Above:

Our second season "Etoile" guard with their first place trophy from Dorman High School - Qualifier -      1/28/17