Central Music Boosters supports young musicians
The music programs at Champaign Central High School — band, marching band, jazz band, choir, and orchestra — strive for the highest level of musical achievement through the dedication and strong work ethic of our students. Music programs offer priceless lessons in self-discipline, determination, leadership, and collaborative work toward shared goals. These traits and work habits carry over in our students long after they leave the concert hall and practice field. Thank you for your support of the music programs at Central!
The educational philosophy of the program focuses around a strong emphasis on sight-reading, which provides exposure to a great variety of music and a way to achieve musical proficiency and independence. The program also broadens students’ musical perspectives by directing students to an array of music education opportunities: referring students to private instruction and summer camps, encouraging attendance at concerts, making professional recordings available for listening and providing exposure to guest artists to work with students.
Central Music Educators
The music program at Central High School is part of a comprehensive fine arts program. Led by John Currey and Jennifer Currey, with Anne Marie Morisette leading choirs, the program attracts over 300 students participating in a variety of musical experiences. Opportunities include three concert bands, three jazz bands, three jazz combos, pep band, marching band, and beginning band.
The winds compose as many as three bands, performing popular and symphonic music and competing at ILMEA.
Central Jazz features the annual Swing Central event, Jazz festival and gigs around town.
The Pride and Class of Champaign, the Marching Maroons perform at football games and competitions in autumn semester.
Want to Join The Central Music Boosters Club?
We would love to have your guidance and help with the booster club supporting Champaign Central music! Please email the Booster Club president for more information about the next meeting and how you can get involved.