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Franklin Central Bands

Directors

Directors

Director of Bands

Derek Eillinger

Derek Ellinger joined the Franklin Central High School staff in 2018. He serves as the Performing Arts Department Chair and teaches the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Class, Pep Band, and Marching Band. He earned his bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education from Ball State University in 2012. He is currently pursuing a degree in Educational Leadership from Indiana University. Mr. Ellinger resides in Greenwood, IN with his wife Abby and has two children, Ava and Jack.

Associate Director of Bands

Jackie Nason

Jackie Nason joined the Franklin Central High School staff in 2023. She teaches the Wind Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Percussion Classes, Pep Band, and Marching Band. She is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne with a bachelors in music education. Jackie is a member of the Indiana Bandmasters Association and the National Association for Music Education. While she's not working, she enjoys traveling, reading, working out, and spending time with her friends, family and furry children - Miles, a 5 lb Yorkshire Terrier, and Tiggie, a rather large tuxedo cat who is often terrorized by the 5 lb yorkie.

Percussion Director

Chris Hodgson

Chris Hodgson joined the Franklin Central staff in 2012. He serves as the Percussion Director for Franklin Central High School and the Assistant Band Director for Franklin Central Junior High. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music Education from Butler University. Chris resides in Greenwood, IN with his wife Megan.

Guard Director

Adam Faircloth

Adam Faircloth joined the Franklin Central staff in 2019. He oversees Franklin Township's Guard program and serves as the Marching Band's program coordinator. Mr. Faircloth is in high demand as a guard instructor, having taught groups in Indiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, and Texas. Adam resides in Indianapolis, IN with his wife Samantha, their dog Copper, and their cat Misty.

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