2017 - 2018 BAND HANDBOOK

 Current News

Chloe LeCates is Centennial's STAR Student

Chloe LeCates, a senior band member, is Centennial's 2018 STAR Student-senior with the highest overall SAT score. She chose Mr. Kuhn - who teaches Honors and AP Biology - as STAR Teacher, the teacher who has influenced her the most. Congrats to Chloe and Mr. Kuhn!



GMEA district V Honor Band 

Congratulations to the following Centennial Band students who were selected to participate in the GMEA District V Honor Band at North Atlanta High School on February 2nd and 3rd, 2018.  
  • Rhett Mobley - Alto Sax
  • Eli Rickles - Trumpet
  • Fish Brosmer - Trumpet
  • Jake McCrory - Trumpet
  • Jonah Bergman - Horn

All are welcome to attend the concerts on the 3rd to hear some wonderful music and to support not only the Centennial students but all participating District V students! The middle school concert starts at 4 p.m., 9th and 10th grade at 4:45 p.m., and 11th and 12th at 5:30 p.m.


Uga JanFest


Congratulations to the following Centennial band students who have been accepted to participate in the University of Georgia's January Honor Band Festival:

  • Jonah Bergman
  • Fish Brosmer
  • Sydney Davis
  • Trent Gibson
  • Georgia Harper
  • Sommer Lemcoe
  • Jake McCrory
  • Rhett Mobley
  • Sarah Willis

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!


Centennial Foundation for the Fine Arts (FFA) Pizza Night OUt

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th, for FFA Spirit Night at Bambinelli's (2500 Old Alabama Road). Bring your family and friends for pizza and pasta while raising money for the fine arts. Tell them you are with Centennial so FFA gets 10% of your bill.  

Concert Band

Concert programs

Remember that we have created a 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).


On Friday, January 19th, we have an amazing concert coming to the Centennial High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. The concert will begin with the Milton HS Wind Ensemble. This talented high school group is performing at The University of Georgia’s JanFest the next day and will be performing their program for community members at Centennial. Following their performance, the Wind Ensemble from Columbus State University will  perform. Columbus State has a great group that we’re sure will amaze everyone. Any Centennial HS Band student attending the concert will earn extra credit in band class that can be used to bring up any low grades.  We hope everyone can be there!

Marching Band 


Thanks to the marching band students who have played at the basketball games so far! Marching band students, please see Mr. Reid or Mr. Ehrlich to sign up for future games:

  • Friday, January 19th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday, January 26th, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Thank you!


band class and MARCHING BAND Section and senior pictures available

Band pictures that were taken in class in November, along with marching band section and senior pictures taken during band camp, are available from Legacy Studios. Follow these steps to view and purchase pictures:


Go to: LegacyStudios.com

Click on "Buy Pictures"

Choose "2016 - 2018 Pictures"

Enter online code: 6090B181

Choose "November 2017" gallery for pictures taken in band class or choose "August 2017" for marching band section and senior pictures

Click on thumbnail image

Look for the green "Buy Now" tag 


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

Schedule of rehearsals and competitions is now posted on the website calendar.

Jazz Band

Jazz Band rehearsals are on most Tuesdays through May 8th from 3:45 - 5:15 p.m. (See calendar tab above for specific dates.) Mr. Reid is the director with guest jazz artists. 



  • Thursday, April 26th, 7 p.m. (Jazz/Percussion Concert in CHS auditorium)
  • Wednesday, May 2nd, 7 p.m. (Celebration of the Arts at CHS)
  • Saturday, May 12th, All Day (Cambridge Jazz Festival)


The participation fee is $80. Please pay by cash or check payable to "CHS Band Boosters" and place in an envelope labeled with student's name and jazz band. Then place the envelope in the drop box outside Mr. Reid's office. This fee will pay for guest artists, music and the jazz festival.


Help Wanted for 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:


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




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