Fundraising for the Jazz Ensemble!

The Champaign Central (IL) High School Jazz Ensemble has been accepted to two prestigious jazz festival competitions this spring and we need your help to get there!  Led by Mr. John Currey, Jazz Ensemble was selected from hundreds of high school jazz bands across the country to participate in these events.

Swing Central Jazz (Savannah GA) “is a three-day workshop and competition with a collective approach to big band jazz instruction.

Essentially Ellington (New York City)  The annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is one of the most innovative jazz education events in the world.

To find out more, or to make a donation,  visit our GoFundMe page!

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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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Choir report

In addition to the Madrigal dinner on December 10-11, choir performed on CI Living in December. They also did a “Sounds of the Season” taping which aired on FOX, WICD, and CW.

Posted by Cindy Brya in Choirs

Eastern Jazz Festival

Eastern Illinois University Jazz Festival – February 11, 2017

There are two buses for this trip which have different departure times:
Bus 1 students arrive at 7:15 a.m.
Bus 2 students arrive at 10:15 a.m.

Both buses will return to Central HS at approximately 7:45 p.m.

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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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