Why It Matters

The success of the Champaign Central High School music programs is a result of the dedication and hard work of the students, directors, school and district administrators, parents, teachers, boosters, and community members. Everyone involved realizes the importance of music and music education in the development of young people.


The music programs at Champaign Central High School -- band, marching band, jazz band, choir, and orchestra -- strive for the highest level of musical achievement through the dedication and strong work ethic of our students. Music programs offer priceless lessons in self-discipline, determination, leadership, and collaborative work toward shared goals. These traits and work habits carry over in our students long after they leave the concert hall and practice field. Thank you for your support of the music programs at Central!

Latest Updates

Essential Ellington

Central’s Jazz Ensemble has been accepted as one of 15 Finalist Bands at this year’s 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington Festival to be held May 10-12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Congratulations!!

Posted by Cindy Brya

Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the 2018 Trivia Night. We appreciate our silent auction donors, trivia teams, and volunteers who turn out each year to make our event a success. Thanks again!

Posted by Cindy Brya

Calendar of Jazz Events

December 12: Iron Post-All 3 Jazz Bands (6pm start time)
January 8: Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (TBA)
January 11: Jazz Ensemble Recording at the U of I (TBA)
January 19: Iron Post- Jazz Ensemble, Beloit, Oak Park (5pm Start time)
January 20: Purdue Jazz Festival- All Jazz Bands and Combos (7AM -9PM)
February 3: Trivia Night- Combos (TBA)
February 10: Eastern Jazz Festival- All Jazz Bands and Combos (TBA)
February 17: Indiana State Jazz Festival- Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, Combos (TBA)
February 20: Bradley Jazz Festival- Lab Band (TBA)
February 23: Swing Dance- All Jazz Bands (TBA)
March 9-11: Monterrey Jazz Festival- Jazz Ensemble (if accepted)
April 13-14: Central Jazz Festival- Everyone (TBA)
May 10-12: Essentially Ellington- Jazz Ensemble (if accepted)

Posted by Cindy Brya in JazzBands

Event Highlights

2018 Jazz Fest

The 49th annual Central Jazz Fest will be held on Friday, April 13, and Saturday, April 14, at Champaign Central High School. We have many bands performing and are hoping for a big turnout!

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20th Annual Swing Central

Join us for the 20th annual Swing Central on Friday, February 23, at the Champaign Country Club.

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