A Tradition of Musical Distinction!

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The Madison Central High School Band Program has a long history of musical and performance excellence. Since 1990 our band program has been recognized as one of the top comprehensive band programs in Kentucky. The Madison Central Marching Band has won numerous KMEA District and Regional Championships. During the past sixteen years, MCHS Marching Band has participated in the KMEA State Marching Band Finals ten times, winning Class AA Championship in 1989, winning the Class AAA Championship in 2004, and winning the Class AAAAA Championship in 2014, 2015, and 2016. During this same period, the Marching Band has earned a Distinguished Rating at every statewide marching event and has qualified for the State Marching Band Semi-Finals every year. In 2007, its second year of AAAAA Competition, the marching band placed 4th in the KMEA State Championships. Since 1994, the marching band has doubled its membership! The band was AAAAA State Runner up in 2009, and performed in State Finals in 2010, and 2011.  Since inception of the KMEA State Championships, Madison Central Marching band has performed in State Finals in Classes AA, AAA, and AAAAA, an amazing 16 times.

 The Madison Central Concert Bands have been equally recognized, consistently earning Distinguished Ratings at KMEA District and State Concert Band Festivals, and receiving national acclaim for their technical proficiency and musical artistry. Due to significant growth, the Madison Central Band Program now consists of two, separate, year-round ensembles: the Wind Ensemble and the Symphonic Band. 

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 In 1990, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2011, the Symphonic Band/Wind Ensemble received invitations to perform at the KMEA State In-Service Conference, making the school one of only a small handful in the state that has performed five times or more in this venue. The Wind Ensemble annually shares the stage with many of Kentucky' s finest collegiate ensembles.  In only its second year of existence, the Madison  Central Wind Ensemble was selected by the Bands of America organization to perform at the National Concert Band Festival held in Indianapolis and was invited to perform again in the spring of 2009! 

 In addition to ensemble performing excellence, the Directors of Madison Central's band programs strongly encourage individual musical growth.  Each year many of our band students are selected to perform in the KMEA District 10-11 All-Regional Honors Band, and the Kentucky All-State Bands and Orchestras. Madison Alumni can be found at the most prestigious music schools in the nation, including Interlochen and Julliard. Madison Central student musicians have earned scholarships to both the finest state and national institutions of higher learning in all fields of study!

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