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Centennial High School Wind Ensemble

  • The Centennial High School Wind Ensemble is the premier concert band of Centennial High School. Every ensemble in the band program has received high-praise at local, state, and national festivals. In 2018, Centennial High School sent more students to the Maryland Music Educators Association All-State Band and Orchestra than any other band program in the state. Student musicians are active performers in youth orchestras and bands in the Baltimore and Washington D.C. metropolitan areas. Centennial High School band alumni can be found in the top music schools and conservatories throughout the country. The program thrives in a community of outstanding music programs and educators in the elementary, middle, and high school levels, partnered with unwavering parent, community, and administrative support.
  • 12/20/2018 08:30 AM - 09:30 AM
  • Centennial High School Wind Ensemble
  • David Matchim
  • David Matchim is in his eighth year as the Director of Bands at Centennial High School in Ellicott City, Maryland. Under Mr. Matchim’s leadership, the band program has doubled in size and added multiple performing ensembles. The Centennial High School Wind Ensemble has gone on to compete at local, regional, and national competitions while maintaining constant “superior” ratings. In his fifth year of teaching at Centennial High School, Mr. Matchim became the 2016 recipient of the Howard County Music Teacher of the Year Award. Mr. Matchim earned his bachelor’s degree in trumpet performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He earned a master’s degree in music education from The Peabody Conservatory of the John’s Hopkins University where he studied wind conducting with Dr. Harlan D. Parker, director of the Peabody Wind Ensemble.