Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

Breaking News

Local News

December 28, 2012

Cascade student gets chance to play music on college football’s biggest stage

CLAYTON — Cascade High School might not have a competing marching band or drum line, but that won’t stop one of their students from making a huge splash with his instrumental talents at the biggest college football game of the year, the BCS National Championship Jan. 7 in Miami.

Jason Franchville, 15, is one of only 85 musicians from all over the United States as part of the All Star Invitational Marching Band that will perform at pre-game festivities and half-time at Sun Life Stadium when Notre Dame and Alabama scuffle for college football’s version of immortality.

And he has absolutely no idea how it got to this point.

“We’re not sure how he got nominated,” said his mother, Beth. “Seven-thousand people were nominated and only 100 chosen — 85 musicians and 15 in the color guard. His band director says he didn’t do it, so it’s a mystery.”

Franchville offered more clues.

“One day I was at home and my mom handed me a letter, a nomination form that I had been nominated to be a part of the BCS marching band for the football game, and I had to do videos of me playing various percussion instruments,” he said. “A couple weeks ago they said I’d be playing bass drum.

“I thought it was very cool,” he added. “We don’t know where it came from, so I was very shocked and flattered because I never pictured myself to have an opportunity to go to a BCS football game. I’m very happy.”

Beth is equally excited for her son’s opportunity.

“We don’t have a marching band and he’s still going to be able to participate,” she said. “It will be an awesome experience for him, an opportunity for him to experience something that is unique to him. To be honest, I wasn’t sure he’d have a chance since we don’t have a marching band.”

Text Only
Local News
  • news parrish mug.jpg Kidnapper, rapist sentenced to 100 years

    DANVILLE — Michael Parrish of Indianapolis was sentenced to 100 years in prison for a Feb. 6 incident in which he kidnapped and sexually assaulted two women who had been shopping in Avon.

    April 17, 2014 2 Photos

  • Author featured in documentary Mike McCarty, CEO of Safe Hiring Solutions here, was featured in the final episode of the Investigative Channel Documentary series "Very Bad Men," which aired yesterday. The final episode focuses on McCarty's book Choking in Fear, which is a memoir o

    April 16, 2014

  • Indiana Academic Standards released The Indiana Department of Education (DOE) and Center for Education and Career Innovation (CECI) recently released the final draft of proposed academic standards for math and English/language arts that will guide Hoosier teachers as they create lesson

    April 16, 2014

  • Free skin cancer screenings offered The Dermatology Center of Indiana is offering free skin cancer screenings from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 and from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 10 and 17 at the new Zionsville location, 6639 Whitestown Parkway. For more information, call 732-8980 or visit t

    April 16, 2014

  • HCF 4-16 news broady death pix Man arrested for OWI resulting in wife's death AVON — A Cicero man has been arrested in connection with an accident that killed his wife over the weekend. Brandon Broady, 26, was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated resulting in death. As of press time on Tuesday, the Avon Police De

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • NASA's 'Destination Station' set to land in Indianapolis Starting April 19, residents of Indianapolis and surrounding areas are invited to experience NASA's Destination Station, a traveling multimedia exhibition designed to highlight how the International Space Station (ISS) came to be, what life is like o

    April 16, 2014

  • Danville Rotary Club presents golf outing The Danville Rotary Club will host the Harold Martin Open golf outing on May 15 at Twin Bridges Golf Club in Danville. The annual outing raises funds that are used to benefit Sycamore Services. The outing begins at 11 a.m. with lunch provided by Mayb

    April 16, 2014

  • Downtown Danville Partnership launches beautification effort Homeowners and businesses in Danville are invited to participate in a new beautification effort started here before the upcoming Mayberry in the Midwest festival on May 17-18. The Downtown Danville Partnership has formed a Main Street Beautification

    April 16, 2014

  • School board implements honors diploma DANVILLE -- The school board here agreed to implement a DHS Honors Diploma starting with the freshman class of 2018, next year. "We found, over time, that there is an unintended consequence when you have weighted grades, and that consequence is if a

    April 16, 2014

  • HCF 4-16 news musical pic 1 New musical coming to DCHS DANVILLE -- Danville Community High School will be putting on its annual musical the first weekend in May in the high school auditorium. "Thoroughly Modern Millie," based on the 1967 movie starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, will be performe

    April 16, 2014 3 Photos

House Ads
Hendricks County Marquee
Email News Sign Up
Facebook
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Poll

New poll question: Will you be attending this year’s Indianapolis 500?

Yes
No
Undecded
     View Results
AP Video
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Must Read