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December 28, 2012

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

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“He’s an incredible musician, and he was able to help me learn the steps of how to read sheet music. That’s something I struggled with. Once you know how to read sheet music, you can play any instrument.”

Indeed, Franchville can now play anything from the saxophone to drums to bells and many other instruments.

As for the BCS Championship, the stage promises to be big. Even the lowest-priced seats are exceeding $1,200. Franchville leaves Jan. 3 and returns on the 8th. He’ll rehearse all day, then have time in the evening for family.

“I’m a little nervous,” he admitted. “I’ve looked at the music. Overall I think it’ll be OK.”

The marching band will play with the famed Miami Sound Machine. Pre-game music will have a Latin theme and half-time is a Conga act with the group.

Franchville looks forward to more drum line practices when he returns.

“We’ve been able to get to know one another and we always have an amazing time,” he said. “Once we finish a performance, we praise one another and look forward to when our next performance is and what we can do better on and improve over time. I want to continue playing drums and any field percussion as I get older. I don’t want to lose that ability or skill.”

Still, Franchville and his mom laugh, hoping to crack the mystery of why he’s going to Miami in the first place.

“It’d be nice to know who nominated him,” said Beth.

As for the game, Franchville isn’t much of a football fan, but the family will put aside their Purdue alumni ties for one evening.

“I guess we’ll cheer for Notre Dame because they’re an Indiana team,” laughed Beth.

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