Latest Calendar of Events

Please email Mr. Beach as soon as possible if you will be missing any of the dates.

 (  bjbeach@episd.org  )

Contest Schedule below


Calendar of Events – Fall 2018
ALL DATES, TIMES AND EVENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ADJUSTMENT ANYTIME
September 19 Homecoming Parade – 5:00 p.m. @ Franklin
September 21 Home Game vs. El Dorado – Be here at 5:15 p.m.
September 22 All Region Jazz Band Auditions - @ Hanks HS – Time TBA 
September 26 Parent Teacher Conference – Half Day of School
September 28 Game @ Chapin – We WILL travel to this game
October 5 No Game – Yes, morning rehearsal 
Meeting after school for all people working the contest – Time TBA
October 6 EPISD Marching Festival - @ FHS Stadium – Time TBA

October 8 No School – Staff Development – YES, we will rehearse. 6:45 a.m.!
October 12 END OF THE NINE WEEKS
Home Game vs. Americas HS - Be here at 5:15 p.m.
Middle School Band Night
October 13 UIL Region Marching Contest - @ The SAC – Time TBA
October 18 THURSDAY GAME @ Coronado HS, @ The Sun Bowl – Game at 6:00 p.m.
October 19 No morning rehearsal – after school rehearsal 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
October 20 Socorro Marchfest @ SAC. Time TBA
October 26 Home Game vs. Montwood
October 27 UIL Area Marching Contest - @ Ratliff Stadium, Odessa
November 2 Home Game vs. Pebble Hills – Senior Night
November 3 Star City Throwdown Drum Line Competition – Time TBA
SAT Test
November 5-7 UIL State Marching Contest – Alamodome, San Antonio
November 8 THURSDAY GAME @ Socorro @ The SAC - Game at 4:00 P.M.
November 12 No School – Veterans Day
November 13-15 All Region Jazz Band Rehearsals -  @ Del Valle HS – Time TBA
Franklin Concert Band Auditions – during Class, before 
November 15 EPISD Fine Arts Extravaganza – Time TBA
November 16 All Region Jazz Band Concert - @ UTEP Fox Fine Arts Recital Hall – Time TBA
November 19-23 Fall Break – NO Parade this year!!
November 28 Jazz Band Rehearsals – 7:15 a.m.
December 1 High School All Region Band Auditions - @ Hanks HS – Time TBA
December 3 9th Grade All Region Band Tryouts - @ Chapin HS – Time TBA
December 12 FHS Band Winter Concert – FHS Gym – Concert at 7:00 p.m.
December 21 End of the Semester
December 24 – January 4 – Holiday Break!!


January 8 First Jazz Band Rehearsal – Time TBA
January 9 First day of Spring Semester
January 11,12 Area Band Auditions - @ Permian HS, Odessa – Only qualifying students attend
January 18, 19 High School All Region Band Concert - @ UTEP – Time TBA
January 21 No School – Martin Luther King Holiday
January 26 EPISD Middle School Solo and Ensemble Festival – We Host!!!!
February 2 UIL High School Solo and Ensemble Festival - @ Hanks HS
February 13 Parent Teacher Conference
February 13- 16 All State Band - @ San Antonio - only qualifying students attend
February 18 No School – President’s Day – YES, Jazz Band Rehearsal – Time TBA 
February 19 FHS Jazz Band Concert, with Hornedo MS Band - @ FHS Theater, 6:00 p.m.
February 19-21 EPISD Jazz Festival - @ Coronado HS – Time TBA
February 28 Hanks Jazz Festival - @ Hanks HS – Time TBA
March 1, 2 Hanks Jazz Festival - @ Hanks HS – Time TBA
March 4 Concert Band morning rehearsals begin – 7:15 a.m.
March 8 End of Nine Weeks
March 18-21 Spring Break
April 11-13 Del Valle Concert Band Festival – Time TBA
April 16 FHS Band Concert – @ FHS Gym, 7:00 p.m.
April 30 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Festival - @ Coronado HS – Time TBA
May 1,2 UIL Concert and Sight Reading Festival - @ Coronado HS – Time TBA
May 16 End of Year Concert with Middle School Bands - @ FHS Gym, 6:00 p.m.
May 21 Possible New Member Meeting – Time and place TBA
May 23 Last day of School
May/ June? FHS Graduation – Time and place TBA
May/ June? Micro Marching Band Camp – Time TBA

Contest Schedule

EPISD Marching Invitational – Saturday, October 6, 2018 – Franklin HS Stadium

6:30 a.m. Arrive at FHS. Please arrive having eaten a good breakfast.  Make sure you have all uniform items – shoes, black socks, t shirt, shorts, hair stuff, make up, etc. Girls please take care of your hair at home or get here early to get help from the mom’s. Guard members arrive early for makeup and equipment check. PLAN AHEAD. DBS

6:45 a.m. Full band on turf in FULL UNIFORM for stretching and warm up. After warming up on the turf, we will move to the official warm up area where we will finish our process. 

7:00 a.m. Official warm up.

7:25 a.m. Move to the gate. Stay focused and quiet. Set the stage for each performance to follow and continue to improve. This contest is a division rating contest only. We are the first band of the day – set the standard that the rest must meet!! DO YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST! 

7:45 a.m. PERFORM!!

Following our performance, we will grab water, return all equipment and uniforms to the theater and band room. If you are working the contest, stay in the FHS Band T Shirt and khaki shorts. Good shoes, maybe a hat and sunglasses and lots of sunburn juice.  If you are not working, they will announce our ratings at 11:45 a.m. If you are not working, you must pay to get into the stadium to watch the other groups. If you leave, change clothes and come back, you must pay to get in. 


UIL Region Marching Contest – Saturday, October 13, 2018 – Socorro Activities Complex

3:30 p.m. Arrive at FHS. Please arrive having eaten a good lunch.  Make sure you have all uniform items – shoes, black socks, t shirt, shorts, hair stuff, make up, etc. Girls please take care of your hair at home or get here early to get help from the mom’s. Guard members arrive early for makeup and equipment check. PLAN AHEAD. DBS

4:00 p.m. Full band on field or turf in HALF UNIFORM for stretching and warm up. After warm up we will return to the theater for final uniform dress. Grab some Gatorade and water and use the bathroom. 

5:00 p.m. Load buses and leave for the SAC. Just like games, we will load the buses in full uniform, load by bus and ride quietly. Once we get off the freeway, we are silent, fully dressed and focused on the task at hand; an incredible performance!

6:00 p.m. Arrive at the SAC. Wait on the buses for instructions. Once off the buses, we will move to our designated warm up area and begin our procedure.  Percussion, Guard and Sousaphones – please move with direction and get to your equipment and to the warm up area with plenty of time. Remember Percussion; we cannot play on the drums at all! PLAN AHEAD. DBS! Our official warm up time begins at 6:35 p.m.

6:55 p.m. Move to the gate. Stay focused and quiet. This will be our second adjudicated performance. But this also rates us with the bands across the state! Have you improved? Have you contributed the very best?  This contest is a division rating contest only. DO YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST! Enjoy!

7:00 p.m. PERFORM!!

Following our performance, we will return to the buses, leave instruments and equipment on the buses.  We will undress to half uniform. Water will be passed out and a small snack will be provided. We will then return to the stadium to watch the final groups and await the announcements of ratings. As soon as the contest has ended, we will return to the buses and equipment truck. We should be back at FHS approx. 9:30/10:00 p.m.


Socorro March Fest – October 20, 2018- Socorro Activities Complex

10:30 a.m. Arrive at FHS. Please arrive having eaten a good lunch.  Make sure you have all uniform items – shoes, black socks, t shirt, shorts, hair stuff, make up, etc. Girls please take care of your hair at home or get here early to get help from the mom’s. Guard members arrive early for makeup and equipment check. PLAN AHEAD. DBS

11:00 a.m. Full band on field or turf in HALF UNIFORM for stretching and warm up. After warm up we will return to the theater for final uniform dress. Grab some Gatorade and water and use the bathroom. 

12:00 p.m. Load buses and leave for stadium. Just like games, we will load the buses in full uniform, load by bus and ride quietly. Once we are close to the school, we are silent, fully dressed and focused on the task at hand; an incredible performance!

1:00 p.m. Arrive at the SAC. Wait on the buses for instructions. Once off the buses, we will move to our designated warm up area and begin our procedure.  Percussion, Guard and Sousaphones – please move with direction and get to your equipment and to the warm up area with plenty of time. PLAN AHEAD. DBS! Our official warm up time begins at 1:50 p.m. 

2:10 p.m. Move to the gate. Stay focused and quiet. This is a true contest; we are ranked against other bands from El Paso and other parts of New Mexico and Arizona. Do not worry about them; simply perform your best!

2:15 p.m. PERFORM for PRELIMS!!!! 

Finals Bands will be announced following the last bands performance at 3:45 p.m. At that time, we will decide about meals and returning home. Finals for our class will begin at 6:45 p.m., with 8 bands in finals (15 bands in Prelims). Last band performs at 8:30 p.m., Awards Presentation at 9:30 p.m. Approx. arrival time 11:00 p.m.