Concert Band

In a total music program, Concert Band is the main organization from which Marching Band, Jazz Band, Small Ensemble, and Region/State memberships are born. The Central Concert Band consists of students in grades 9th - 12th. New Heights also has Concert Bands by grade level. Each group learns and rehearses musical pieces throughout the school year in their respective band class.

All Concert Bands perform two main concerts every year: a Winter Concert in December and a Spring Concert in May. They also perform at various school and community sponsored events.

Jazz Central

Central High School's jazz ensemble—known as Jazz Centralis made up of high school musicians who perform a more laid-back repertoire of music. They perform at local festivals and other school events throughout the year, as well as alongside our Small Ensemble during the holiday season.  Jazz Central perform pieces by artists such as Peter Blaire, Stevie Wonder, and Duke Ellington...just to name a few.

Small Ensemble

Central's Small Ensemble is a concert band that consists of between 15 and 20 select high school students who perform musical arrangements meant for groups with fewer players. The instrumentation is largely the same as that of Concert Band, with the exclusion of percussion. This group primarily performs at various community events during the holiday season.