The Franklin Academy Bolt Band is the premiere performing band of Franklin Academy Boynton Beach. Under the direction of Rachel Slotnick, this prestigious band is comprised of 5th-8th graders who have passed a rigorous audition to perform with this prestigious group.
With a repertoire ranging from Michael Jackson and Bruno Mars to The Beatles and Bob Marley, the Bolt Band believes in giving their gift of music back to the community. In addition to annual performances at Lafayette’s Music Room (formerly B.B. King’s Blues Club), the Bolt Band can be found giving back to their community through Outreach Tours, where they spend the day performing at nursing and retirement homes in their community. After only one year on their instruments, the founding members of Franklin Academy’s Bolt Band were invited to perform onstage as part of Disney’s Performing Arts OnStage — a performance they have been invited back to repeat every year since.
This dedicated group works hard, with rehearsals beginning at 6:45am three mornings per week, as well as weekends devoted to performances.
October 15 (Saturday) – Bolt Band car wash @ 9am-1pm (no performance)
October 26 (Wednesday) – Valencia Lakes (evening)
November 9 (Wednesday) – Golden Lakes (evening)
November 10 (Thursday) – Veteran’s Day Assembly (during school)
December 6 (Tuesday) – Buena Vida (evening)
December 10 (Saturday) – Winter Outreach Tour (all day)
December 15 (Thursday) – Winter Concert (evening) – all bands + chorus
March 9 (Thursday) – Spring Concert (evening) – all bands + chorus
March 11 (Saturday) – OnStage at Disney Springs (Disney World)
May 13 (Saturday) – Spring Outreach Tour (all day)
May 25 (Thursday) – End of Year Concert (evening) – all bands + chorus
Stay tuned for more performances and event to be added soon, including our 2017 performance at Disney World!
Questions about upcoming performances or how you can support the Bolt Band can be directed to Rachel Slotnick: Slotnick.Rachel@Franklin-Academy.org