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8th Grade Students – Parent Meeting & HS Scheduling Info

8th Grade Band & Color Guard Parent Meeting

Dear Current 8th Grade Students and Parents,

Preparing for high school can be exciting and daunting at the same time.  At Center Grove High School, the Band Department is full of fun and educational opportunities for all stages of musicians. We are also here to help you navigate the scheduling process as you plan for the next four years of high school.

    • Click HERE to see a list of all of our band classes and activities
    • CGHS Band Information Slides – click HERE
    • January 10, 2024 Parent Meeting Power Point Slides – click HERE

Check out these videos to learn more about the CGHS Band!

    • Info Video for 8th Grade Students click HERE
    • CGHS Band Information Video – click HERE
    • Travel Video – click HERE
    • FAQ Part 1 – click HERE
    • FAQ Part 2 – click HERE

Band Student Success and Schedules

Whether your future interests are in Art, Bio-Med, Business, Engineering, or Music, there are opportunities to include band throughout your time at Center Grove High School.   We have had Valedictorians and Salutatorians that were proud band students all four years, active members of the marching band, and also participated in other extra curriculars.  Each year we have have band students in the top 20 academic students for their graduating class, several graduating CGHS with an Associates Degree, and many others earning AP credits.

    • Click HERE to view the CGHS Academic Guide 2023-2024 (Next year’s will be available soon)

New for 2024-2025 School Year – Marching Band qualifies for the Alternative Physical Education Credit Waiver!

Students who meet the Requirements for the Alternative Physical Education Credit Waiver will earn one semester of physical education credit.  Rules & Guidelines will be posted soon.

Scheduling Tips

8th graders will be placed in the appropriate concert band class by directors.  When filling out the scheduling form, you’ll select “Band” and/or “Color Guard” as the class.

With so many academic options to pursue at Center Grove High School, we have found a few tips to help those that run into scheduling issues.  The biggest issue that arises is the need for another elective slot within the Freshman and Sophomore years.

    • The Freshman year Keystone class can be taken as Global Campus (online learning) over the summer prior to freshman year. (Doesn’t apply for EC students)
    • The Sophomore year Health class can be taken as Global Campus (online learning) over the summer prior to sophomore year.
    • P.E. I and/or P.E. II can both be taken sophomore year
    • Marching Band Students who meet the requirements can apply to earn one semester of physical education credit
4 Year Music Plan with room for Extra Electives – Click HERE

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions!