The award-winning Franklin Band will host its 4th Annual CarWash Extravaganza on Saturday, May 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Franklin High School, 810 Hillsboro Road, Franklin. The rain date is Sunday, May 5, from noon until 5:00 p.m. Money raised from the car wash will fund all aspects of the band program, including new instruments and equipment; marching band show design, props, and costumes; and transportation/lodging costs.
Tickets for the car wash are $10 each and include a coupon for a buy one/get one cheeseburger at Williamson County Sonic locations. Tickets can be purchased in advance from any band member, or online at thefranklinband.org.
While customers are having their cars washed, they will enjoy great music and munch on delicious concessions, including grilled hamburgers and hotdogs and homemade baked goods.
About The Franklin Band
The Franklin Band is the current and 7-time Tennessee marching band state champion and Contest of Champions Grand Champion, earning the Governor’s Cup for this distinction. They are also a 2014 recipient of the prestigious Sudler Shield, presented by the John Philip Sousa Foundation to high school, youth, and international marching bands of world class excellence. A proud Bands of America participant since 2008, Franklin placed 3rd in class AAA at the Bands of America Grand Nationals Championship in November 2018, finishing 17th in the nation with their semi-finals performance. Seven of Franklin’s ensembles have been invited to perform at the Music For All National Festival–Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble (2013), Chamber Music Ensemble (2015), Percussion Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet (2017), and Flute Ensemble and Trombone Ensemble (2019). Franklin’s Wind Ensemble also performed the 2017 Tennessee Bandmasters Hall of Fame Induction Concert at the Tennessee Music Education Association Conference.
The band is under the direction of David Aydelott and assistant director Jacob Campos.