Central 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.

Marching Band fee: $100 per student


Central HS Marching Band Online Payments

If you wish to pay for your Marching Band fee online, please follow these instructions.

PayPal email for payment (Friends and Family option):  treasurer.maroonbands.org


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.

2024 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, Thanksgiving 2024.  Pending Unit 4 Board of Education Approval.