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4th of July Camp

Students will begin the 2016-2017 Marching Band season on June 30, July 1, and July 2 with camps for the Champaign 4th of July Parade. Camp runs from 2-5pm on those dates and the parade will be in the morning on July 4th. 




Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser - Monday, 5/22

posted May 20, 2017, 10:09 AM by Regina Ray

Help out the Centennial Marching Chargers Color Guard by enjoying a great dinner at Texas Roadhouse on Monday May 22nd.

Please bring the attached flyer to show your server and the Color Guard will receive 10% of your food sales! 


Thank you for your support!
Centennial Band Boosters


Six Flags, St. Louis Monday, May 15th Parade

posted May 14, 2017, 6:16 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated May 14, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

The Marching Chargers will be performing in parade for the opening of the Six Flags Theme Park near St. Louis, MO. We will load buses at 6:00 AM on Monday, May 15th and return to Centennial by 10:30 PM. Students will need sunglasses, sunscreen, and money for two meals. Boosters will provide snacks and water.

5:50 AM Load Buses – bring a pillow. Wear your Centennial Shorts and band polo under layers if it is cold. We will perform wearing out Centennial Shorts and Band Polos. There will not be time to change into your Centennial Shorts and Polos. Wear athletic shoes.

9:30 AM Arrive at Six Flags in Eureka, MO
10:00 AM Line Up
10:30 AM Parade Begins As Park Opens for 2017
11:00 AM Return instruments to buses and trailers
11:15 AM Free Time in the park – Bring money for two meals on your own.
6:30 PM Load buses to return to Centennial. We will stop at the rest stop near Effingham. 

10:30 PM Arrive at Centennial 

Band Concert on Tuesday, May 2nd

posted Apr 27, 2017, 6:37 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 6:37 PM ]

The final Band Concert of the year will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00PM in Centennial's Aldridge Auditorium. The nominations and election of the 2017-2018 Booster Board of Directors will take place immediately before the concert.  We will also be recognizing our Seniors that evening.

We are requesting donations of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. (no nuts or peanut butter, please) for our social following the Concert.  Please drop-off your donations in the cafeteria before the performance. 

We will also need some volunteers to help with the reception set-up and clean-up afterward.  We usually set-up between 6-6:30PM. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nuria Arwari at hospitality@chargerbands.com


Thanks for your support of the Charger Bands!
Band Boosters

Central Jazz Fest - Friday, April 21, 2017

posted Apr 20, 2017, 6:33 PM by Regina Ray

Admission: $5.00 
Family Max: $20.00 
 
Students need to bring their own music and instruments. We will meet at Central in our homeroom 1.5 hours before each performance. There will not be a bus. Students should wear concert attire.

Friday Performance Schedule 
5:30 Central HS Lab Band 
6:30-7:15 University Combo 
6:00 Centennial HS Lab Band 3 
6:30 Urbana MS Jazz Band 2 
7:00 Franklin MS Jazz Band 
7:30 Monticello MS Jazz Band 
8:00 Centennial HS Jazz Band 2 
8:30-9:00 Centennial Combo’s
8:30 Urbana MS Jazz Band 1 
9:00 Central HS Stage Band 
9:30 Centennial HS Jazz Ensemble 1 
10:00 Central Jazz Ensemble  

Students are excused to leave after their performances, but we ask that students stay to cheer for the other bands. A loud audience is a fun audience to play for. :-)

Brixx Fundraiser - Tuesday, 3/14

posted Mar 13, 2017, 7:14 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated Mar 13, 2017, 7:15 PM ]

Celebrate Pi Day by joining us on Tuesday, Mach 14th, for a Fundraiser at Brixx Pizza at 2043 S. Neil Street, Champaign.  A portion of the proceeds will help support the Charger Bands,

Band Concert & Dessert, 2/23 at 7PM

posted Feb 22, 2017, 4:16 AM by Regina Ray

The next Band Concert will be held on Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00PM in Centennial's Aldridge Auditorium. We are requesting donations of cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc. (no nuts or peanut butter, please) for our social following the Concert.  Please drop-off your donations in the cafeteria before the performance. 

We will also need some volunteers to help with the reception set-up and clean-up afterward.  We usually set-up between 6-6:30PM. If you are interested in helping, please contact Nuria Arwari at hospitality@chargerbands.com

Jazz at Jupiter's at the Crossing, Thursday, 2/9 from 5-7:30PM

posted Feb 8, 2017, 7:42 PM by Regina Ray

We hope you are planning to join us for a celebration of Jazz at Jupiter's at the Crossing on Thursday night from 5-7:30PM.  This performance will feature six Jazz Bands and two Jazz combos.  Below is the schedule for the event:

4:00: Load Buses
4:15:  Depart for Jupiter's at the Crossing in Southwest Champaign.
5:00: Centennial Jazz Combo 2
5:10:  Centennial Jazz Combo 1
5:20:  Franklin Jazz Band
5:40:  Centennial Jazz Lab Band
6:20:  Jefferson Jazz Band
6:40:  Centennial Jazz Band
6:40:  Edison Jazz Band
7:00:  Centennial Jazz Ensemble 
7:20:  Load equipment on buses
7:40:  Return to Centennial to unload

Dinner Buffet
Wristbands for the Pizza Buffet will be available for purchase for $10 per guest.  Donations to help offset the cost of feeding approximately 130 student performers would also be greatly appreciated. 

Illinois Wesleyan Jazz Festival, Saturday, February 4, 2017

posted Jan 30, 2017, 8:00 PM by Regina Ray   [ updated Jan 30, 2017, 8:01 PM ]

6:45 am Attendance and load buses 

8:20 am Jazz Combo 1 Warm‐up 

9:10 am Jazz Band Warm‐up

10:25 am Jazz Ensemble Warm‐up 

11:30 pm Lunch

12:45 pm IWU Concert

2:00 pm Master Class

3:10 pm Jazz Lab Band Warm‐Up 

4:00 pm Jazz Combo 2

6:30 pm Return to Centennial 

Performance mes are 20 minutes a er warm‐up mes 

Jazz Performance at Marketplace Mall-12/12/16

posted Dec 12, 2016, 11:14 AM by Regina Ray   [ updated Dec 12, 2016, 11:15 AM ]

Today all of the jazz groups and small ensembles are going to be playing at Market Place Mall from 4:45-7:00 pm. We would love to see lots of familiar faces tonight so if you are free please come listen to a night of jazz! The schedule is as follows.

Buses will bring students from Centennial to Mall After School 
4:45 Groups will play in the following order. 

Woodwind Ensemble 
Brass Ensemble 
Combo B 
Jazz Lab Band 
Comba A 
Jazz Band 
Jazz Ensemble 

Students are welcome to wear whatever they wore to school. Please encourage your students to hang out the whole time and support their friends! Buses will head back to Centennial around 7 pm. Any help bring equipment back to the school will be very appreciated! 

Pep Band

posted Dec 1, 2016, 3:09 AM by Regina Ray

Students are assigned to either the "Centennial" Pep Band or the "Charger" Pep Band. They are required to come to the games listed on the calendar for their group, but they are welcome to attend all. In case of conflicts, students must find a replacement to play their same part/instrument in their absence. They then need to make up the game by attending an unassigned game. Please notice the title of the file contains the name of the ensemble, either "Centennial" or "Charger."  The first Pep Band performance is on Friday, December 2, 2016.

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