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!
The Champaign Central (IL) High School Jazz Ensemble has been accepted to two prestigious jazz festival competitions this spring and we need your help to get there! Led by Mr. John Currey, Jazz Ensemble was selected from hundreds of high school jazz bands across the country to participate in these events.
Swing Central Jazz (Savannah GA) “is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction.
Essentially Ellington (New York City) The annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world.
To find out more, or to make a donation, visit our GoFundMe page!
Join us for the next meeting of the Central Music Boosters on Thursday, March 2, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the band room.
7:30-7:35 Welcome & introductions
7:35-7:50 Fanpalooza (Jamal Maatuka)
7:50-8:10 Treasurer’s report (Donna Butler)
– Disney Trip
8:15-8:30 Business items
– Discount cards (Cindy Brya)
– Trivia Night recap (Janet Roadcap)
– Scholarship update (Cindy Brya)
– Possible fundraisers (Beth McDonald)
8:30-8:40 Choir report (Stephen Larson)
8:40-8:50 Jazz report (Karen Devine, Anke Voss, John Currey)
– Swing Central recap
8:50-9:00 Director’s report (John & Jennifer Currey)
Review minutes from our last meeting: Jan17booster-meeting-minutes
Central Music Boosters provides partial scholarships for qualified students to attend summer music camps. Scholarships are open to any freshman, sophomore, or junior at Central who has participated this past year in one of Central’s music programs and who commits to participating during the 2018-18 school year. Students must apply for the scholarship. Application should include details of the camp they wish to attend, the cost of camp itself (including housing and meals), and an essay explaining how they expect to benefit personally from the camp and how they will in turn benefit Central’s music programs. Applications will be graded according to a number of factors, including performance in class, participation in booster fundraising efforts, and the quality of the written essay. Scholarship awards are expected to be a minimum of $200 and a maximum of 20% of the cost of the camp. Applications are due by February 21.
For more information, download the Summer Music Camp Scholarship application form.