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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)

Posted by Cindy Brya in JazzBands

Disney Parade

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

Posted by Cindy Brya

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

Posted by Cindy Brya

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.

Posted by Cindy Brya

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!

Posted by 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!

Posted by Cindy Brya

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.

Posted by Cindy Brya

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.

Posted by Cindy Brya

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!

Posted by Cindy Brya

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