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!

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Washington marching band competition

The Marching Maroons should report to the Centennial practice field at 1:00 Saturday, September 9, for rehearsal before leaving for the competition at Washington Community HS. Students will depart Champaign at 3:30, arrive in Washington at 5:00, eat dinner and warm up, perform at 8:12, and return to Champaign around 11:30. Students need to bring money for concessions (or a sack dinner), instruments, full uniform, and wear their show shirt and athletic shorts. Hats, sunscreen, and water bottle may be needed for rehearsal. Ticket prices for the Washington competition are $7/adults and $5/seniors, kids, students not in the band.

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Sweetcorn Festival

The Marching Maroons will have day camp from 11:50-4:10 Saturday, August 26, followed by a 5:00 performance at the Sweetcorn Festival in Urbana. Students will return to Centennial HS at approximately 6:50.

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Marching Band Camp

Band camp is this week, August 7-11. Students will be at the practice field at Centennial from 9:00-5:30 Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Students will be at the practice field from 8:00-5:30 Thursday (picture day) and 9:00-3:30 Friday. Students should come dressed ready for pictures at 8:00 Thursday. Lunch break will be from 12:30-2:00 every day. On Friday, students need to change into their show T-shirts after the 3:30 break for the Preview Show; students report at the field at 5:30 for the 6:00 show. We could still use volunteers and snacks: Volunteer Sign Up.
Thanks for your support!

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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.

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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)

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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.

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Booster Meeting – March 2

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.

AGENDA

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)

9:00 Adjourn

Review minutes from our last meeting: Jan17booster-meeting-minutes

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Summer music camp scholarships

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.

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Upcoming fundraisers

With our big trip to Disney World scheduled for Thanksgiving 2017, students will have a limited number of opportunities to raise funds for the trip. Two upcoming fundraisers are the Fannie May chocolate sale (February) and the discount card sale (March). More details will be available soon. If your student account has limited funds, don’t miss out on these opportunities!
Central Music Boosters Discount Card Offers | Discount Card Fundraiser Guardian Permission Form

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