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December 10, 2023

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Franklin High School Band to Host Fall Events

With falling leaves comes the rising sounds of the award-winning Franklin High School Marching Band.

Crisp autumn evenings will provide the perfect backdrop for the Franklin High School Marching Band to thank the community for its ongoing support and encouragement on two occasions this October.

Community Performance | Oct. 26

First up, the band’s community performance returns on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m. The Franklin Band will perform its 2023 show, “Rags to Rhinestones,” which chronicles the musical journey of Dolly Parton, earned a video shoutout from the Country Music star herself.

In the video, Parton, who has recorded more than 50 studio albums and written nearly 3,000 songs, said she was “proud and honored” the band will be playing her music. “I hope you have as much fun playing them as I did writing them,” she continued.

“The students started practicing this show in the heat of the summer, and their hard work and dedication have truly brought the vision of the living legend that is Dolly Parton to life on the field,” said Dr. Holland. “We want to share the program with this community who has shown us so much support as we head into our final competition of the season at MTSU’s Contest of Champions.”

Musical Trick-or-Treat | Oct. 30

The band will host its 5th annual Musical Trick-or-Treat on Monday, October 30 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This unique event provides a fun but not frightful warm-up to Halloween as Franklin families are invited to visit the sections of the band for sweet treats and musical sets in the school’s football stadium.

The band provides live music for this fun trick-or-treat walk which band director, Dr. Michael Holland, notes has “Wonderful musical snacks to go along with the Halloween candy. This event for Franklin families is a tradition that our band members are as excited about as are the children and families each year.”

The Musical Trick or Treat and the community performance of “Rags to Rhinestones” will be held in the Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High (810 Hillsboro Road). Admission and parking are free. For more information about the Franklin Band, visit


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.