Welcome to Centennial High School Band

Welcome to the world of high school band! We are so happy you are here. And we are sure you have a lot of questions. Below are links to some FAQs to answer those questions. 

Stay Up to Date

Communications go out weekly via e-mail and are posted in the news section on this site. Be sure to join our Facebook page - Centennial High School Band (Franklin, TN) - to find more information, sign-up opportunities, and a place to ask questions, share information, and to see videos and pictures among CHS Band families. Check the calendar for weekly schedules. 

What to Wear Marching

All Marching Band freshmen are fitted for band uniforms during the first week of band camp. They will need to provide their own compression shorts, tops, and black (no logos) crew length or knee-high socks to wear underneath their uniform.

Dress will depend on the activity. Follow instructions given in announcements and rehearsals to ensure you know what is expected.  

Band Camp: Clothing appropriate for the temperature that will allow you to move.  Ensure you have sunscreen, a hat, and plenty of water.

Performances in Uniform: Compression wear should be worn under your uniform to ensure it fits correctly. Mid-calf or knee-high black socks are part of your uniform.

Football Games: Khaki shorts are standard for all casual uniform events. For the first home football game, band members will wear the First Friday shirt. Member shirts will be worn for all other football games unless instruction is received otherwise.

Parade: Depending on the parade, either uniform or member shirts with khaki shorts will be worn. Watch for instructions prior to each parade.

What to Wear Concert

Concert Uniforms
When we perform on stage, the focus should be the music, not our fashion statement. It is for this reason that we have a strict Concert Dress Code. We want our performers to look professional, not cute. How we dress often affects the way we as humans respond to a situation. If we don't take a professional approach to the way we dress, then we might not take a professional approach to the way we perform.

Wind Ensemble
Men
Tuxedo or Black Suit with White Tux Shirt and Black Bow Tie.
Women
Women will order the same Black Dress. The “Applause Princess Cowl Neck 3/4 Sleeve Knit.” Below is a link, but you can find other options by simply searching “Applause Princess Cowl Neck 3/4 Sleeve Knit.” Dress Link from Demoulin

Symphonic / Freshman Band and Percussion Ensemble

Men
Black Long Sleeve Dress Shirt and Black Slacks with Black Dress Shoes.
Women
You may order the same Black Dress as Wind Ensemble or provide your own. Your options are: Long Black Concert Dress or Black Long Sleeve Blouse and Black Slacks or a Long Black Skirt with Black Dress Shoes.

 

Color Guard

The Color Guard is a select group with membership through audition only. Members must meet all requirements for Marching Band but do not have to be enrolled in a band class.

Football Games/Tailgating

The CHS Marching Band will play for all of the CHS Football games.  Check the calendar for the game schedule. The band will typically perform a field show during half-time for home games and perform pep band music for all home and away games. Transportation is provided to/from all away games. Arrival times to CHS from away games are posted by a chaperone on the CHS Band Facebook page. 

Families are encouraged to participate by attending band-sponsored tailgating in the cafeteria circle at 6:00 p.m. before home games as well as watching the games (and the band performance!) from the designated band family section of the stadium (at the far end of the home section). 

Competitions

There are several competitions that the Marching Band will perform in each fall. There may also be one or two that the concert band will attend. Notice will be given in advance for each of the competitions so that parents are able to plan ahead to attend and support our band. 

Wilco

Each September, all Williamson County High School marching bands come together for an evening to perform their competition programs. The 2019 Wilco Band Exhibition will be Sept. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Ravenwood High School. Tickets are $10.00 per adult and $5 per child 12 years old or younger.

The CHS Marching Band welcomes all 8th-grade band students zoned for Centennial to join them that day for rehearsal, lunch, and travel to Wilco, where they meet up with their designated band directors. The show finale includes all high school bands and 8th-grade participants.  

Chaperones

Chaperoning is a great way to spend time with the kids and get to know other band parents.  Chaperones are needed for every competition, away football game, and offsite concert band activity. Parents are also frequently needed for other on-campus events. Chaperones must be Tier 3 or Tier 2 volunteers registered with the school.

Go to the Volunteer page to learn more about becoming a chaperone.

Volunteer

To make the band program successful, we depend on the parents to volunteer for certain events, fundraising, and chaperoning. There are opportunities for everyone to become involved. Learn more. 

Volunteer

Make a difference by volunteering your time and talents to the CHS Band.

Fundraising

There are many opportunities to raise funds for the band. Funds support our students and our instruments.

Be A Sponsor

Become a band sponsor and see your company's logo on banners and T-shirts and announced at events.