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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 Franklin High School Marching Panther Regiment Band

Thank you to EVERYONE who made our 
AWARD WINNING "Coming Home" show a 
HUGE success this year!  We appreciate
your continued support!

  The 2021-22 Marching Panther Regiment /
FHS Concert/Symphonic Band Calendar


  Wed. July 28

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

  1pm - 5pm

Thurs. July 29 -

Fri. July 30

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

 9am - 4pm


Mon. August 2 - Through -

Fri. August 6th

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!

PARENT MEETING FOR ANYONE who would like to hear about all the activities we will have for the season.  (Focused toward Freshman and Sophomore families).  Meet in the band room at 6pm


    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 6th!  Please pay as much as possible now so that we can order all supplies needed for the season!

2021 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!

$ 300.00 - 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 - Fresh/ Sophs Uniform Pants purchase (Sophomores did not purchase last yr due to Covid)

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

$ 40.00 - 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 9 -


Fri. August 13

 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 12

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!)


 Tues. Aug. 17

  FULL Marching Regiment Band PRACTICE - 

  9am - 12 Noon

Fri. Aug 20

  FULL Marching Regiment Band PRACTICE in the morning, then we have a HOME FOOTBALL GAME.  We will be joining the Murphy High School band for a pizza party today at 4pm.  We will then join them for a combined Musical Interlude on the field a pre-game...and a COMBINED NATIONAL ANTHEM!   We will then share/split half-time shows at half time.  This is going to be a great time for both bands!

  9am - 12 Noon



  4pm - ??

 Mon. Aug. 23

 First Day of School / No Band Practice tonight. Band practices will start on August 30th (every Monday)

Fri. Aug 27

 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs. Hayesville HS (Meet at 5pm)         

   5pm - 10pm

Mon. Aug. 30

 Monday Night FULL BAND Practice -

 6pm - 8pm


  Fri. Sept. 3

 Optional Away Game - Franklin @ Swain HS.  

Meet @ 3:15pm

  Mon. Sept. 6

  Labor Day Holiday - No School - No Band Rehearsal

  Fri. Sept 10

  Open Date / No Game Scheduled Today

 Sat. Sept 11


Wake Forest University Band Day 2021!  -  We have been invited to rehearse and perform the half-time show with the Wake Forest University Marching Deacs band! We will arrive in the morning and have a full rehearsal.  We will eat lunch, then we will march the half-time show with the Marching Demon Deacons!  Students will be provided a half-time uniform for this event!  I am in the process of planning and as soon as I get confirmation with this, we will discuss parent football game tickets.

6am - Midnight

  Mon. Sept. 13

**** Monday Night FULL BAND Practice 

6pm- 8pm 

  Fri. Sept 17


 5pm - 10pm

  Sat. Sept 18

ALL DAY MARCHING BAND REHEARSAL TODAY in preparation for the marching season.  This will be our last chance to get the show ready for competitions!  Attendance is MANDATORY.


  Mon. Sept. 20

***Monday Night FULL BAND Practice   

6pm - 8pm 

  Fri. Sept. 24

 HOME FOOTBALL GAME - FHS vs. TUSCOLA HS (Meet at 5pm)               

 5pm - 10pm

  Sat. Sept 25


 "The Gathering Tournament"  

Douglas County High School

8705 Campbellton St.
Douglasville, GA 30134


  Mon. Sept. 27

 Monday Night FULL BAND Practice 

6pm - 8pm 


 Fri. Oct.1

 Away Football Game - FHS @ Pisgah HS - (Pep Band Travels Only - Optional Game)

 Meet @ 3:30pm

  Sat. Oct 2


"Wolverine Classic Competition" 

West Forsyth High School

4155 Drew Rd

Cumming, GA  30040


  Mon. Oct 4

  Monday Night FULL BAND Practice

  6pm - 8pm

  Fri. Oct. 8

 We will NOT travel to the Away Game at East Henderson today in order to be rested for our competition

   Sat. Oct. 9


"The Jaguar Classic" 

New Manchester High School 

4925 HWY 92/166

Douglasville, GA   30135   


  Mon. Oct. 11

  Monday night FULL BAND Practice 

6pm - 8pm

 Fri. Oct. 15


THIS IS OUR SENIOR NIGHT!! - (Meet at 5pm)

  5pm - 10pm

  Sat. Oct. 16



Sprayberry High School

2525 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA  30066


 Fri. Oct. 22

  Away Football Game - FHS @ West Henderson - (*Pep Band Only - Optional Game)

  3:30pm - 12

 Sat. Oct 23


 "The Branch Classic Marching Competition"

Flowery Branch High School

4450 Hog Mountain Road

Flowery Branch, GA  30542


 Fri. Oct. 29

 Away Football Game - FHS @ TC Roberson HS (*Pep Band Only - Optional Game)


  Fri. Nov. 5

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

 Thurs. Nov. 11

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

  Time TBA

  Fri. Nov. 12

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

 Fri. Nov. 18 

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

Thurs Nov 24 -

Mon. Nov. 28

   Thanksgiving Break (No School these days)

  Sun. Nov. 28

  Franklin Town Christmas Parade Performance

  Time TBA​


Sat. Dec. 4

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


Mon. Dec. 11

 Cherokee Christmas Parade 5pm

            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

"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 -   TBA........

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.