Marching Band

The Marching Maroons is Central’s 180-member volunteer marching band. This musical showcase includes students from all three concert bands as well as students from the general school population. The marching band practices during the school day in the fall semester with students receiving credit for physical education. The Marching Maroons have a history of successful placements at various field show competitions throughout the state. The students have also traveled extensively throughout the United States, including parades in Orlando, Atlanta, and New York City. The 2013 season was capped by a performance at the ABC Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia.

Planned absence form - Students need to complete this form for absences from planned rehearsals or performances. Planned absences should be reported at least two weeks in advance.

2017 Disney World Trip - The Champaign Central Marching Band and Choir will be participating in the Thanksgiving Parade of Bands and Candlelight Processional in Orlando, Florida, this Thanksgiving.

Updates

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 MarchingContinue reading →

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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,Continue reading →

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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 bringContinue reading →

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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.Continue reading →

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Another successful season

The Marching Maroons had another great season. Thank you to all of our hard-working volunteers who made everything run smoothly.

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