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Music Department Schedule

Central + Others Music Department Events  

Please note the times given are the actual start times (beginning of concert, kick-off for parades, etc.) NOT the student’s call or arrival times.  Also, unless indicated all locations are the Central High School Music Department (auditorium, choir room, etc.)



Friday, September 2nd – Football v. Reedsburg

Sunday, September 11th – GCS Rehearsal 

Friday, September 16th – HOMECOMING Football v. Baraboo

Friday, September 30th – Football v. Holmen



Saturday, October 1st – Maple Leaf Parade

Wednesday, October 5th – Heritage Night – 7pm

Friday, October 7th – Football v. Sparta

October 7-9 – GCS Choreography Weekend

October 14 – Football v. Logan (at Logan) – Combined School Bands

Monday, October 17 – Riverhawk Marching Review Concert – 7:30p

Saturday, October 22 – UWL Band Day – All Day

Wednesday, October 26th – Choir Step Up Day (2pm-4pm, informance at 4:30pm)

Thursday, October 27 – Longfellow Band Concert (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade) – 7:00 PM



Wednesday, November 2 – Robed Choir at Viterbo Choral Festival (7:30am-3pm)

Thursday, November 3 – Sarah Brailey/Caleb van der Swaagh Very Open Rehearsal 3:45-5pm 

Thursday, November 10 –  Central and State Road String Recital at State Road – 7 p.m.

November 11-13 – GCS Choreography Weekend

Monday, November 14th – Orchestra for NHS Induction Ceremony – 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 16th – Orchestra Large Group @ Holmen High School – All School Day

Saturday, November 19th – GCS Dinner Show Set Up (All day)

Sunday, November 20th – GCS Dinner Show (Tear down risers after show)

Wednesday, November 30th – GCS Choreography 3:30-7:30pm (Choir Room)



December 1-3 – Final GCS Choreography Weekend (Thurs 5:30-9pm, Fri 3:30-7pm, Sat 9am-6pm) Thursday in Choir Room, Friday and Saturday on stage.)

Thursday, December 8th – Longfellow Choir Concert 7pm 

Sunday, December 11th – CHS Choir and Orchestra Concert @ CHS 2:00 p.m.

Monday, December 12th – CHS Bands Concert @ CHS – 7:00 PM

Tuesday, December 13th – Longfellow Orchestra Concert @ CHS 7:00 PM 

Thursday, December 15th – Longfellow Band Concert @ CHS 7:00 PM 

Wednesday, Dec 21 – GCS Preview Concert – 5:30pm

Wednesday, Dec 21 – Robed Choir Alumni Day – 5th Hour (11:10-12:30pm)



Saturday January 7th – GCS at Viterbo 101 Competition

Saturday January 14th – GCS at Onalaska Classic Competition

Thursday, January 19th –  Central and State Road String Recital at State Road – 7 p.m.

January 27-28th – Grand River Invitational



Saturday, February 4th – GCS at Norwalk Nexus Competition

Saturday, February 11th – WSMA Honors Auditions at CHS – All Day

Saturday, February 11th – GCS at Cedar Rapids Mo-Show Competition

Saturday, February 18th – Solo and Ensemble at Holmen High – All Day

Monday, February 27th – CHS Band Concert – 7:00pm



Saturday, March 4th – GCS at Emmetsburg Extravaganza Competition

Tuesday, March 7th – All-City Strings Festival at La Crosse Center – 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 9th – Jazz Band/Show Choir Concert 7pm

Thursday, March 16th – Longfellow Choir Concert

Thursday, March 23rd – Southern Bluffs Concert 

Thursday, March 23rd –  Central and State Road String Recital at State Road – 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28 – Band Large Group at Holmen High


TBD – Band Festival/Clinic @ CHS – TBD

Saturday April 15 – Cotter Jazz Festival – All Day

Thursday, April 20th – Longfellow Band Concert – 7:00 PM

Friday, April 21st – Eau Claire Jazz Festival – All Day



Monday, May 1st – CHS Vocal Music Concert – 8pm

Tuesday, May 2nd – Spence Choir Concert 

Thursday, May 4th – Longfellow Choir Concert 7pm 

Saturday, May 6th – State Solo/Ensemble Contest  at UW-L

Monday, May 8th – CHS Orchestras Spring Concert – 7:30 PM

Monday, May 15th – CHS Band Concert – 7:00pm (SB “regional premiere” of A Thousand Inner Voices by Mat Campbell)

Tuesday, May 16th – Longfellow Orchestra – 7:00 PM (rehearsals in auditorium all school day)

Thursday, May 18th – Central and State Road String Recital at State Road – 7 p.m.

Friday, May 26th – Memorial Day Ceremony – Morning, TBD

Friday, May 26th – Graduation @ La Crosse Center 

Monday, May 29th – Riverhawk Marching – Memorial Day Parade – AM


June-July – CHS Summer Music Lessons