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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CATA Band Family,

Our annual Bank for Band donation drive has started and will run until Friday, November 1st!  We are asking all CATA Band Students to participate in our Bank for Band donation drive.  Each student is tasked with raising their "fair share" which is a minimum of $35.  Our goal is to raise $3000-4000 for the band program.  Below is a link to the presentation I gave to the students.  It includes our wish list and how the donation drive will work with prizes, etc.  Please turn in money every Friday until the drive is completed.


Please also share the following links on social media and email with your friends and loved ones!



Below is also a link to our sponsorship page if you would like to ask area business or your place of employment for donations:


If you have any questions, please feel free to reach our to our fundraising chair Aimi Anderson at catabandfundraising@gmail.com or our band president Melonee Ray at catabandpresident@ gmail.com.

- Please click here to sign up for the 2019 Trunk or Treat.  It will be held on Halloween from 4:30-6:00 PM in the student parking lot.

- Be in the know! Join our Facebook Group as well as follow us on Instagram an Twitter! Click below to join!


- Students that are interested in joining our jazz program should listen for announcements for when jazz band starts up. We usually start up jazz band in November after marching season! 

- Parents that are interested in joining our band boosters are advised to check out our band booster page above! Get involved!

- Listen to some of our past Symphonic Band performances!  

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Weekly Schedule:


Home Game 6:30 PM


Trunk or Treat 4:15-6:00 PM




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