The Central Academy of Technology and Arts is home to over eight-hundred high school students in Union County, North Carolina who have chosen to focus their studies in one of six academies. The CATA Band Program is proud to offer students a traditional band experience within the academy setting complete with concert, marching and jazz ensembles that perform on a regular basis.

The CATA Band Program strives to create strong, independent, disciplined band members in an environment that is both enjoyable and educationally sound. Our program is designed to help students gain a feeling of accomplishment through personal effort, experience a spirit of cooperation through group participation, and provide an outlet for emotional release and creative expression all while mastering technical execution on their given instrument. 

The CATA Band Program is under the direction of Mr. Craig Retzlaff - craig.retzlaff@ucps.k12.nc.us

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Bank for Band has started!  Please visit the Bank for Band page above for more information on how you can support this donation drive and biggest fundraising of the year for the band program!

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The Band of Blue will be participating in marching competitions on Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th.  Please click here to view the itineraries for both events and please let me know if you have any questions!

Wish us luck and let's go Band of Blue!

The CATA Tri-M Honor Society and Band Program will be teaming up to do a joint Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31st.  This year's theme will be the Wizard of Oz.  Students can dress as any character from the classic but cannot dress in anything considered "scary."  Please sign up on the link below by this Friday, October 12th.  Students are expected to donate at least one bag of candy for the event. 

Weekly Schedule:

 Winter Guard 
4:30-6:30 PM

Jazz Band 
4:00-5:00 PM
Jazz Combo 
5:00-5:30 PM

Marching Band 
Parade Practice 
4:00-5:00 PM

Jazz Band 
5:00-5:40 PM

Jazz Combo 
5:40-6:00 PM

Winter Guard
5:00-6:30 PM




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