Centerville Band History

History of the Centerville High School Bandchs_1936_band_photo

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?

March 22-31 – SPRING BREAK

March 23-24 – WGI Mid-East Power Regional @ NKU (Winter Drumline)

March 23-24 – WGI Mid-East Power Regional @ Xavier University (Winter Guard)

March 30 – MEPA Championships @ Nutter Center (Junior Guard/Winter Guard)

March 31 – MEPA Championships @ Nutter Center (Winter Drumline)

April 3 – Winter Guard Preview Show 6pm, CHS Main Gym

April 4-6 – WGI Winter Guard Championships

April 7-8 Carrabba’s Restaurant Takeover

April 9 – Winter Drumline Preview Show 6pm, CHS Main Gym

April 11-13 – WGI Winter Drumline Championships

April 12 – NO SCHOOL (Teacher In-service Day)

 

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