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

Congratulations to the Central Wind Symphony

On May 5, the Central HS Wind Symphony presented an outstanding program at the University of Illinois Superstate Band Festival. At the conclusion of the evening our ensemble was named the 2017 Honor Band in Class AA. This marks only the second time for the ensemble to win this designation in Champaign Central’s history, with the last time being in 2002. We are very proud of our students and hope you will join us in congratulating them on this very special award. As Honor Band, our Wind Symphony will receive an invitation to present the final performance in our class at the 2018 Superstate Festival next May.

Posted by Cindy Brya

Band & Orchestra Concert

The final band and orchestra concert for the 2016-2017 school year will be held on Wednesday, May 3. The concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Decker Theater.

The order for the concert will be:
Concert Band (call time 6:30 p.m., stage)
Symphonic Band (call time 6:45 p.m., band room)
Orchestra (call time 7:00 p.m., audience–move to band room after concert band)
Wind Symphony (call time 7:00 p.m., move to band room after symphonic band)

Posted by Cindy Brya

Booster meeting – April 27

The Central Music Boosters will be meeting on Thursday, April 27, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the band room. All band/choir/orchestra parents are welcome, including parents of incoming 9th graders.

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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