Banding Together to Save Lives Blood Drive

If you help us get 20 donations at the Community Blood Services of Illinois Donor Center, the Central Music Boosters will receive a $250 grant! The special blood drive for bands will run from July 9-14. Mention the Central High School Band when you register online (use code 70983B) or call to schedule an appointment (ph: 367-2202). Save lives and support our music programs at Central! More info

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Champaign Central’s Wind Symphony, the Class 2A Honor Band, will be performing at 7:45 p.m. Friday, May 4, at SuperState. If you can’t make it to the Krannert Center to watch them in person, you can listen to the performance livestream on the SuperState website.

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2018 Marching Maroons

All students who wish to participate in the Marching Maroons in the fall 2018 semester need to sign the required 2018 Marching Band contract and pay a non-refundable minimum deposit of $50 by June 1. More information, including the marching band calendar, is included in the contract.

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Essential Ellington

Central’s Jazz Ensemble has been accepted as one of 15 Finalist Bands at this year’s 23rd Annual Essentially Ellington Festival to be held May 10-12 at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Congratulations!!

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Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who helped at the 2018 Trivia Night. We appreciate our silent auction donors, trivia teams, and volunteers who turn out each year to make our event a success. Thanks again!

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Calendar of Jazz Events

December 12: Iron Post-All 3 Jazz Bands (6pm start time)
January 8: Jazz Ensemble Rehearsal (TBA)
January 11: Jazz Ensemble Recording at the U of I (TBA)
January 19: Iron Post- Jazz Ensemble, Beloit, Oak Park (5pm Start time)
January 20: Purdue Jazz Festival- All Jazz Bands and Combos (7AM -9PM)
February 3: Trivia Night- Combos (TBA)
February 10: Eastern Jazz Festival- All Jazz Bands and Combos (TBA)
February 17: Indiana State Jazz Festival- Stage Band, Jazz Ensemble, Combos (TBA)
February 20: Bradley Jazz Festival- Lab Band (TBA)
February 23: Swing Dance- All Jazz Bands (TBA)
March 9-11: Monterrey Jazz Festival- Jazz Ensemble (if accepted)
April 13-14: Central Jazz Festival- Everyone (TBA)
May 10-12: Essentially Ellington- Jazz Ensemble (if accepted)

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Disney Parade

Tune in to at 9:30 a.m. Thanksgiving morning to watch the Marching Maroons at the Parade of Bands at Disney World.

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Fruit Sale

Our annual fruit sale runs from October 23-November 10. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to buy delicious citrus fruit and Curtis Orchard apples while supporting Central Music programs! ORDER ONLINE

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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.

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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!

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