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NOTICE: The Potato Pizzazz with Jazz Fundraiser originally scheduled on February 14 has been moved to February 28, 6-9pm. All band students need to sell 3-4 tickets ($10 each) for this event. This is a dinner dance with live jazz music, provided by the CHS jazz band and combos.

  • January 8--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • January 9--Percussion Captain Auditions, 4-5:30pm, CHS Band Room
  • January 14-15--Gem State Honor Band (select students only), Blackfoot HS.
  • January 16--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • January 21--2020 Woodwind Section Leader Auditions, 4-5:30pm, CHS Band Room
  • January 22--2020 Brass Section Leader Auditions, 4-5:30pm, CHS Band Room
  • January 22--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • January 23--2020 Color Guard Captain Auditions, 4-5:30pm, CHS Band Room
  • January 23--Band Chamber Music Night, 6:00pm, CHS Auditorium or Band Room (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble).
  • January 25--ISU Day of Percussion, ISU Fine Arts Building, 9am-4pm. (Percussion Ensembles only).
  • January 29-February 1--IMEA All-State Honor Groups and Conference (all day). Only students who were accepted attend.
  • January 29--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 4--GBB Districts TBA Pep-Band, 6:30-8:30pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 5--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 7--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 12--CHS Bands Audition Night/Electives Fair, 5:00pm
  • February 8--ISU Jazz Festival, ISU Performing Arts. (Jazz Band and Combos only).
  • February 14--Pep-Band, 6:50-9:00pm, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 18--BBB Districts TBA, Pep-Band, 6:30-8:30pm TBA, CHS Large Gym (Pep-Band Club only).
  • February 28--Potato Pizzazz with Jazz dinner/dance/cake auction. 6:00-9:00pm. (all band students will be helping or participating at this event).

Band Classes Offered

Wind Ensemble

Curricular Ensemble

Concert Band

Curricular Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

Curricular Ensemble

Marching Band

Co-Curricular Band Class

Jazz Band

Co-Curricular Band Class

Color Guard

Extra-Curricular Band Class

Pep-Band Club

Extra-Curricular Band Class

Mr. Brien (Band Director)

Mr. Brien is enjoying his 12th year at Century High School. There were 48 members in the band in 2008 when he started and the program has grown to over 120 students. Mr. Brien graduated with his BME from Idaho State University and received his Masters in Music from University of Western Illinois. Mr. Brien has studied with Craig Knudsen and Randall Faust on Horn. His instrumental conducting teachers/mentors include Dr. Patrick Brooks (ISU), Dr. Mike Fansler (WIU), Dr. Richard Hughey (WIU), and Dr. Chung Park (ISU). Mr. Brien loves music and guiding young people to explore their potential. He lives with his wife, Ingrid, and four beautiful children.

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