The band program includes three interactive parts: the Concert Bands (Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band), the Marching Band, and Solo and Ensemble activities. The band is directed by Michael Reid along with Associate Director, Tyler Ehrlich.
The foundation of the music education experience in the Centennial band program is established in the concert band courses. These bands rehearse all year during the school day, as well as during co-curricular after school rehearsals. Music principles and fundamentals are taught, practiced, and developed during these classes. Therefore, participation in all other aspects of the band program is contingent upon enrollment in one of the concert band classes.
The marching band, including color guard, begins rehearsing in summer and continues through football season. Marching band performances include home and away football games, pep rallies, parades, and marching band competitions. The marching band is the most visible performance group in high school, and this activity is open to any current ninth through twelfth grade band student.
Solo and Ensemble Activities
Solo and ensemble groups may perform at concerts in school, in solo competitions, in recitals, and at designated festivals. The Jazz Ensemble includes big band instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drums, piano, guitar, and bass. The Winter Guard is a color guard team that performs to recorded music at indoor competitions from January through April. The Indoor Drumline is a percussion ensemble that is a musical and visual group that performs at indoor competitions from January through April.