2017 - 2018 BAND HANDBOOK

 Current News

governor's honors program nominees

Congratulations to the following Centennial band students for making it through to the second round of the Governor's Honors Program audition and interview process:

  • Rhett Mobley for Music (Woodwind)
  • Brendan Kennedy for Music (Voice) 

The band program is very proud of Rhett's and Brendan's accomplishments!



On Thanksgiving morning tune into NBC at 9 a.m. for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Centennial trumpet player Eli Rickles will be marching in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band, which is comprised of high school band students from all 50 states. Eli was chosen to participate through a competitive audition process. He is proud to represent Centennial High School!


Concert Band

Concert programs

As we did for the Cluster Concert, on the day of all band concerts we will post a button on this home page that links to the concert program. We have also created a new page under the About Us tab above, titled Past Concert Programs. After each concert has passed, you can see those concert programs to view music pieces played, other included information and to print a hard copy if desired.


If you need tuxedo alterations and purchased your tux prior to last school year (2016/17), Savvy Formalwear at North Point Mall will do this free of charge. If you purchased your tux last school year through Tuxedo Warehouse and need alterations or would like to use their trade-in program, please click here

Questions: Contact Christy Lawrence

concert band fees: Full Payment is due now!

All current Marching Band families have accounts and can login to the same account to pay their Concert Band Fees. $100 Concert Band fees are due now and can be paid by clicking on My Account/Forms on the toolbar above. Then scroll down to New Forms to see the concert fees. Some students submitted their Concert Band forms, so if you do not see this form under New Forms, then click on My Account/Previous Purchases. Click on the order number that has a balance due.  
If you previously made a partial payment of $50, the remaining $50 is due now! If you have not yet made any payments, please pay the full $100 at this time. These fees are used to fund special instructors and clinicians who are brought in to work with each Band and instrument section in preparation for LGPE. Fees will also be used to purchase music, instruments, instrument accessories and electronic equipment that are needed to make the different ensembles within the Band program function. Concert Band fees are not included in Marching Band Fees! Please pay these fees to support our fantastic Band program!
Questions: Contact Barb Crowe (Student Accounts) or Karen LeCates (Co-President).



Please join us for a spectacular Winter Concert on Thursday, December 7th, in the auditorium at 7:00 p.m. You will be wowed with performances from the Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds and Symphonic Band. Students should report to the band room at 6:30 p.m. dressed in their concert attire. 

Atlanta Wind Symphony Concert

On December 9th at 7:30 p.m., the Atlanta Wind Symphony will hold their holiday concert in the Centennial auditorium. Centennial's very own Associate Band Director Tyler Ehrlich will be conducting, as well as Dr. David Kehler who is Director of Bands and Professor of Music at Kennesaw State University.


One piece that will be performed is The Eighth Candle which Mr. Ehrlich will also conduct with the Centennial Wind Ensemble at its winter concert.


Centennial band students that attend this concert will be able to replace their lowest participation/preparation grade with a 100!

Marching Band 


Thanks to the marching band students who played at the basketball game on Monday, November 13th, for boosting the fans’ spirit!  Marching band students, please see Mr. Reid or Mr. Ehrlich to sign up for the future games:

  • Tuesday, November 28th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 12th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 19th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thank you!

DECember 2nd: CITY OF JOHNS creek founders day PARADE

The Marching Band will participate in the City of Johns Creek Founders Day Parade on Saturday, December 2nd. Students will report to the Band room at 8:30 a.m. From there, the Band will travel by bus to the parade route starting point. The parade will start at 10:00 a.m. The parade route travels west on State Bridge Road at West Morton Road and ends at Kimball Bridge Road at Ocee Elementary School. Students will return by bus to CHS at approximately 12:45 p.m. We will send out a Remind that day with a more accurate return time. For more information on the parade, you can go to the City of Johns Creek website.


MARCHING BAND Section and senior pictures available 

Section and senior pictures taken during band camp have been featured in the Football Program. To view and purchase individual senior and section pictures:


Go to: LegacyStudios.com

Click on "Buy Pictures"

Enter event code: 6090B181

Click on thumbnail image

Look for the green "Buy" tag in the upper left corner


Please note: In email exchanges with Legacy, they clarified that digital images are not sent on a CD; a downloadable file is offered. If you want to place a photograph order, please contact their Customer Service at 800-348-4360. 


WinterGuard Program

The Centennial Band is committed to continuing our Winterguard program. The search is underway for an interim Winterguard Director, and we hope to be able to secure an instructor and move forward with the rest of the scheduled season. A formal plan should be in place at the end of Thanksgiving break, and at that time, we will provide audition information and other details.

Help Wanted for 2017-2018 Board & Committees!


The Band Board is looking for volunteers who would like to get involved in a different way. Some positions can be done from home with a computer, while others require feet on the ground. We will have the following committee positions available:  

    • Business Sponsorships (Recruit business sponsors for the Band) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • Mattress Sale (Coordinate mattress sale with mattress company) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • TAG Donation Days (Organize donation days) - Contact Amy Kennedy
    • Public Relations (Submit articles to PTSA Eblast & local media outlets) - Contact Ellen Rickles
    • Video Volunteers (We need several parents to video Band events using the Band's official video camera. If you are able to volunteer for one or several events, please contact Reed Wenger by email or at 770-656-2154.)


The Board would also gladly welcome any parents interested in sharing/shadowing the following Board positions with current officers. All but one of these volunteers have a rising senior so next year will be their last:




This one's for you! Earn credit for your band account by selling sheets. Credits can be applied to anything paid for through this website including concert band fees, spirit gear or concert dresses. Credits do not expire until you graduate.


A typical sheet is 1800 thread count, and they come in all colors and sizes (regular twin fits on twin XL beds - perfect for college). Each set costs $40, regardless of size, which is a fantastic price for such high quality sheets! For each set that a student sells, he/she will earn $10 towards his/her band account. Paper order forms are available in the band room. Please complete all paper order forms by November 7th! Completed order forms must be placed in the designated box in Mr. Reid's office no later than the end of the school day on November 8th. The sheets will be delivered before Winter Break, so they make great gifts. 

Online ordering will remain open through December 31st. Visit www.CoZzzyComfy.com, and the Band/your student will get credit for online sales! At checkout, select the online code: CHS Band Boosters. Also, enter your band student's name in the Student/Group Member name box in order for him/her to receive credit. Use the website for out of town purchasers - sheets can be shipped directly.


Questions: contact Amy Kennedy.

mattress sale fundraiser - Saturday, december 9th, in the band room (10 AM - 5 PM)

If you are in need of a new mattress, get one for an outstanding price and support the Band program at the same time! Simmons Beautyrest and other name brand factory direct mattress sets will be sold at 30-50% below retail prices. These are all top quality, made in USA mattresses with full factory warranties. Huge showroom with 23 sets to try out in all types and sizes, as well as adjustable bed bases and luxury pillows. Firm, plush, pillow top and memory foam sets at savings up to 50%!  Prices start at $149.00. Credit card, checks, cash and lay away accepted.



Follow this Facebook link and please share with your friends, family and Facebook contacts!



Support the Centennial HS Band with this fundraiser now through December 17th. The Band is selling beautiful Fall (wreaths and centerpieces) and Christmas (fresh wreaths, centerpieces, garland and trees) decorations. These products make great holiday gifts! Order online, ship directly and help the Band, all at the same time. We receive 20% of each sale, and you can also make a flat donation to the band. Visit our Lynch Creek Farms fundraising page to view all of the available products! Don't forget to share this link (https://www.lcffundraising.com/teams/103680/brands/lynchcreekfarm) with your family and friends!


Questions: contact Amy Kennedy.


As stated on Lynch Creek Farms website...Beautifully decorated fresh Christmas wreaths are synonymous with Lynch Creek Farm. Holiday wreaths are the heart of our business, and will add decadence to any home or office. Our standard wreath size is 26” in diameter (also offered in 32”) and weighs a hefty seven to eight pounds.That’s heavier than a healthy Chihuahua!

Don't forget to sign up for amazonsmile! For details, please see the Fundraiser page.




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