The Centennial High School Orchestra and Band programs provide its students with a comprehensive music education and band experience. Band members participate in performance opportunities to showcase individual abilities and collective talents.
Students and band parents work together to raise funds, ensuring equitable access to extracurricular activities and performances. Band students and staff are provided with a dynamic and relaxed, focused environment that fosters high standards for music performance, high academic achievement, self-discipline and positive student behavior that maximizes the attainment of outlined goals.
Students interested in becoming a member of the Centennial band program must complete an audition or get a recommendation from their middle school band director.
Students may also choose to participate in the Centennial Orchestra. Students continually continually improve their individual playing ability and musical knowledge by participating in full ensemble experiences, chamber groups, and solos. Students practice for and participate in several performances throughout the year, which gives each musician invaluable knowledge and experiences. Our Director of Orchestra, Mrs. Carolyn Landreau, has worked tirelessly to cultivate a program that both challenges and nurtures all levels of musicians.
The Centennial High School choral program has earned an esteemed reputation in the community for its active participation and success in various choral activities. Centennial has received consistent Superior ratings at District Performance Evaluation, and students have participated in District 5 Honor Chorus, Spivey Hall Honor Chorus, All State Reading Chorus, and All-State Chorus. The Choruses perform actively during school activities such as pep rallies, football games, basketball games and other sporting events at CHS. The choruses have also been invited to perform by various community groups, such as the Roswell Newcomer’s Luncheon, retirement communities, the Johns Creek Arts Festival and at surrounding Middle Schools.
The Foundation for the Fine Arts is a parent volunteer group that supports the Fine Arts Department by providing volunteers, funding, and organizational resources. The Foundation has been in existence since 1996 and has a ten member Executive Board that meets on a monthly basis. There are also numerous committee chairmen who are in charge of programs such as membership, fundraising, student accounts, corporate fundraising and the concession stand.
Under the direction of Terrie Howard, the Centennial Knights Players have produced acclaimed shows including Mary Poppins, Doubt, A Parable , Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella , The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet , The Addams Family ,The Diary of Anne Frank , and many more. The program is made up of a group of gifted students who share the love of all facets of the theatre. Annually the program performs a fall play, spring musical and senior directed One-Acts in April. Centennial High School earned 2nd place at the 6A Regional One-Act Competition in the Fall of 2017 with Doubt, A Parable with receiving the awards for AllStar Cast, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress. Centennial High School is also a participant in the Shuler Hensley Award, GA Thescon, community events, and continues to find ways to educate their peer audience.