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

Pops Concert

Our annual Pops Concert will be on Wednesday, October 4. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Decker Theater. The performance order is Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Wind Symphony, and Choir.

Posted by Cindy Brya

EIU Marching Band Competition

The marching band competition at Eastern Illinois University is this Saturday, September 30. Rehearsal at Centennial from 2:40-2:10, then load the buses and depart Champaign at 5:00, arriving in Charleston at 6:00. Students will eat dinner or a snack and watch bands, then get ready and warm up on the field at 7:00. The Marching Maroons perform at 7:45. Awards are at 8:45, then students will load the trailers and buses and depart at 9:15, arriving at Centennial at 10:15. Go Maroons!

Posted by Cindy Brya

Danville Marching Band Competition

The Danville competition is this Saturday (9/23). Students will rehearse at Centennial from 2:25-3:55. Buses depart at 4:40, with students arriving at Danville HS at 5:25. Students will eat dinner and watch bands from 5:30-6:30, then get ready and warm up at 7:00. The Marching Maroons perform at 7:45. Awards will be presented at 8:30, and students will return to Centennial at 9:45. Go Maroons!

Posted by Cindy Brya

Event Highlights

48th Annual Central Jazz Fest - April 21-22, 2017

Come out for a relaxing evening (or two!) at Champaign Central's Annual Jazz Fest. You'll hear great music from a number of local middle and high school big bands and enjoy dinner, dessert, or snacks from our Jazz Cafe.

Our special guest for this year is Chip McNeil from the University of Illinois.

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2017 Disney World Trip

The Champaign Central High School Marching Band and Choir will be participating in the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands and Candlelight Processional in Orlando, Florida this Thanksgiving!

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