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

Newsletter & Text Alerts

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We're updating our roster of parent contact information for each band student. Please help us keep our contact list up-to-date.

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August 17th: First Day of School.

  • 6th Grade: Bring Pencil and Notebook
  • 7th/8th Grade: Bring Instruments

September 8th: Mandatory Band Parents Meeting.

Meeting at 7 pm for Band Parents
Jazz Band parents - meeting continues after this one.

2016-2017 Jazz Band Roster Announced

Check out the line up.


Car Wash Fundraiser

Sunday August 14th from 12:30pm - 3:30 pm
Prospect Bank, corner of Kirby and Prospect Ave.

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Student Downloads

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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