Centerville Band History

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Centerville High School has boasted a Marching Band program for well over 75 years (with the earliest photo available from 1936). For most of this period, CHS fielded a traditional marching band program, including drill teams and color guards through the years.

Under the direction of Wayne Markworth for 35 years, the Centerville Jazz Band achieved top honors in local, regional and national competitions.  In 1984, our marching band became known as the Centerville Jazz Band, and has performed big band jazz in traditional and contemporary forms. The Centerville Jazz Band has been called “the world’s biggest big band” and has become known nationally.  The CJB was the 1992 Bands of America Grand Nationals Champion and continues to compete annually in Bands of America events around the region and country.

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Under the direction of Brandon Barrometti since 2007 (with the assistance of Josh Baker from 2008-2018, and now with Scott Gasaway), the Centerville Band Program has continued its tradition of excellence in both marching and concert band.  The Wind Symphony regularly receives “Superior” ratings in Ohio Music Education Association events.  Thousands of Centerville High School students have enhanced their high school experience by participating in this dynamic program at CHS – many of our students decide to go on and major in music-related fields in college.  Now as in the past – the cornerstone of the Centerville Band Program is reflected in one statement – BE YOUR BEST!

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What’s Happening Next?

 

April 26-27 – Spring Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”

April 29-May 1 – CJB Clinics, 6-8pm

April 30 – Arts Signing Day, 3:00pm PAC

May 2 – Blue Ribbon Assembly, 8:15am PAC

May 3-4 – Spring Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”

May 5 – Original Night, 7:30pm Central Theater

May 9 – MS Band Concerts, 7:00pm

May 10 – Drum Major Auditions, 3:00pm

May 13-17 – Performing Arts Week

May 14 – Band Concert, 7:30pm PAC

May 16 – Jazz Concert, 7:30pm PAC

May 17 – Jazz on the Lawn, 11:15am-1:30pm Front of CHS

May 17 – CYW/MSPE Concert, 7:00pm PAC

May 20 – CJB Turn-In Night, 6-8pm Band Room

May 22 – Band Awards Night, 7:00pm PAC

May 23 – Senior Recognition Assembly, 8:15-11:00am Front Gym

May 25 – Commencement, 9:00am WSU Nutter Center

May 27- NO SCHOOL (Memorial Day)

May 28-30 – Exams

May 30 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

May 31 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher Inservice Day)

 

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