Our Director: Kimberly Branch

Kim Branch

Originally from Fort Lauderdale, FL,  Kimberly Branch earned degrees in Music Education and Jazz Studies at Northern Illinois University. She studied under the direction of Prof. Ron Carter, Prof. Art Davis, Fareed Haque, Dr. Ronnie Wooten, Prof. Reginald Thomas, Dr. Roosevelt Griffin, and many more. Ms. Branch has also toured with the Northern Illinois Jazz Ensemble with many world reknown guest artist such as Wycliffe Gordon, Sean Jones, and Randy Brecker to name a few.

Ms. Branch has worked with numerous elementary, middle, and high schools around Illinois, Florida, and Wisconsin as well as numerous jazz camps such as the Dillard Center for the Arts Jazz Camp in Fort Lauderdale, FL and the Northern Illinois Jazz camp in DeKalb, IL. Her number one goal is to see all of her students succeed inside and outside of the music world.

Ms. Branch can be reached at branchki@champaignschools.org

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, September 22nd - Edison Open House - 6:00pm

EMS combo 1 performs during this event


Thursday, September 29th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Jazz I - Performance @ Greencroft Neighborhood performance

Call time 5:45pm, roadies meet at Edison at 5:00pm


Tuesday, October 4th - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Jazz I - Performance @ Windsor of Savoy

Call time 6:45pm, roadies meet at Edison at 6:15pm


Friday, October 7th - All 8th Grade Band Members - Join Centennial Marching Band for Performance - 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

All 8th Graders are welcomed to join the Centennial Marching band at Centennial High School - Report Time: 5:30pm


Monday, October 10th – ILMEA Auditions at Bloomington Jr. High (Open to all students)

Bus leaves at 6:45 am from Edison Middle School.


Thursday, November 4th – All-Illinois Junior Band Auditions (Open to all students)


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2016-2017 Jazz Band Roster (Updated Sept 7th)

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New to Band? or Need a Refresher?

Check out the band handbook for more information on what's expected from each student in the band program.

View/Download the Band Handbook (2016-2017)

Private Lessons

Need extra help?  Private lessons are available.


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