Website last updated January 9th, 2017

Dear Franklin Band Family,
I cannot express to all of you how proud I am of the band and band parents. And I think I can speak the same for Mr. Allen.  This season has been enjoyable in many ways. When we started in August, who would have thought we would be going to State Marching Band Championships??? What a wonderful experience!! Let me say that all of this was blessed by the Good Lord. Everything we do we have to give him credit and thanks!!!
Now, I know I cannot thank everybody here without leaving somebody out. But……a huge thanks to all the parents who took time off from work and traveled with the band to San Antonio. What a great turnout. And big thanks to Ramon Diaz and Hector Gonzalez. They traded off driving the equipment truck for the State Competition. And along with that, Sal and Yadira Perales pulled the band trailer with their own pickup. Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who went to San Antonio and helped the band with their historic first trip to the Texas State Marching Band Championships!!!! First, but not last!!

All that being said as we close out the season, we cannot let up! Winter Guard, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Solo and Ensemble will be in full swing shortly and we want to redirect our musical emphasis a bit. We will be moving the brass, percussion and woodwind players more towards solos. We feel this will help the individual player become stronger. Not just with their playing but with confidence and persistence. If the single player gets better, the entire group gets better!!

I look forward to the rest of the year with all the other band activities. I hope to see all of you at the Band’s Winter Concert on December 14th in the Franklin HS Gym.
Thanks again for everything you do! God Bless you all!!
Mr. Beach

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NEW Schedules!

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The Calendar page has been updated. 
It now includes Band, Color Guard, and Drumline Summer Rehearsal Schedules.

Set Up and Track Your Student Account in Charms!


Dear Band Families,


It is a requirement that you log into the new Charms data system the band has implemented.  You may do so at  School code is: fhsstarband, Password is your student’s school assigned ID number.  Please change the password after you log in.  Click here to view and download a “How To” document to assist you with the registration process.


Charms has many wonderful features including the ability to track the funds in your student’s account.  Please take the time to log in at your earliest convenience to complete your student’s information as well as parent/guardian contact information.  This information is critical for the band directors to access so it is imperative that you do so before the school year begins on August 25th! 


Don’t forget to download the handy Charms app in Google Playstore or iTunes! 


If you have questions or issues with the registration process, please email Student Account Treasurer, Yadira Perales at,  Thank you.

For more information about My Fair Share and to download this years contract please click on the My Fair & Budget link in the Information section located in the left section on this page.

You can download the current Bylaws by clicking here.

Download the latest handbook for 2015 - 2016 season

Please download the following, sign and turn in:

 Eligibility Notes
Please use the strategies included on this PDF
Please download and print the latest Eligibility Dates PDF.
Feel free to contact us here in the band room if you have any questions.
We all want to work toward the continued success of all our Star of the West Band members.
Mr. Beach and Mr. Allen

 Booster Notes


To participate in Band Activities students must meet the standards set by the EPISD.  Students who have a grade of 69 or lower in a class may not perform with the band until they average a passing grade (70) or higher in all classes.  A student's ineligibility to perform with the band, has a negative impact on the individual and collective effort of the ensemble.

We encourage that Parents track their child's academic progress using the PARENT PORTAL, to ensure the participation of all students in band activities.

The PARENT PORTAL is at:  Once in the site, click on 'Notifications' and set when you want system-originated messages about your child's attendance, daily assignment grades, as well as current grading cycle averages. This action will help you identify possible problems by receiving notifications if your child's grades drop below the average you choose.

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