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

Busy weekend ahead

Our first home football game will be on Friday night (8/24). Call time for all students is 6pm in the Centennial cafeteria. On Saturday (8/25) the marching band will meet at the practice field at noon for day camp and then perform at the Sweetcorn Festival in downtown Urbana. Come out and enjoy their performance at 5:15 at the Sweetcorn Festival.

Posted by Cindy Brya

Banding Together to Save Lives Blood Drive

If you help us get 20 donations at the Community Blood Services of Illinois Donor Center, the Central Music Boosters will receive a $250 grant! The special blood drive for bands will run from July 9-14. Mention the Central High School Band when you register online (use code 70983B) or call to schedule an appointment (ph: 367-2202). Save lives and support our music programs at Central! More info

Posted by Cindy Brya


Champaign Central’s Wind Symphony, the Class 2A Honor Band, will be performing at 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 4, at SuperState. If you can’t make it to the Krannert Center to watch them in person, you can listen to the performance livestream on the SuperState website.

Posted by Cindy Brya

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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