Concert Band

Wind Ensemble - Our highest level ensemble that performs advanced high school to college level music

Symphonic Band - The intermediate ensemble that performs at a medium to advanced high school level

Freshman – Designed for most incoming freshman. Most music is at an entry to medium high school level

Marching Band

This is our most visible and frequently performing group. We perform at Friday night football games and numerous Saturday competitions throughout the fall.

Cougar Jazz

Jazz Band primarily meets once a week after school. We perform styles such as jazz, pop, swing, and other contemporary styles. Cougar Jazz consists of Trombones, Saxophones, Trumpets, and the Rhythm Section.


Color Guard - The Color Guard performs alongside the Marching band at competitions and Friday night football games. 

Winter Guard - The Winter Guard performs at competitions separate from the band after the conclusion of the marching band season.  

Winter Percussion 

Winter Percussion is a combination of drums and front ensemble equipment. The percussion competes separately from the band after the marching band season. 

Centennial Band Staff

Trevor Baxter


Trevor Baxter is in his 21st year of teaching and educating musicians.  Throughout his career, Mr. Baxter has successfully directed small, medium, and large sized bands at the high school level.  The band programs have grown in ability and size at every job where he was employed.  He is currently in his first year as Director of Bands at Centennial High School in Franklin, TN.  The marching band at Centennial earned Superior ratings at every contest during the 2022-2023 season and was awarded 1st place in class numerous times.  Mr. Baxter has also started Cougar Indoor Percussion that competes in the Southeastern Color Guard Circuit.  He has laid the foundation for Centennial Jazz and oversees the 9th Grade Band, Cougar Symphonic Band, and the CHS Wind Ensemble.

Mr. Baxter is a native of Columbia, TN and served as Director of Bands at his alma mater (Columbia Central High School) from 2016-2022.  The Columbia Central teachers and staff awarded him the honor of "Teacher of the Year" for the 2021-2022 school year.  He has been an educator in the states of Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee while serving on various leadership teams and boards.

Mr. Baxter's professional affiliations include memberships with American School Band Directors Association, Middle Tennessee School Band and Orchestra Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Percussive Arts Society.

Elizabeth Bauer

Color Guard Director

Beth Bauer has taught color guards, marching bands, and winter drum lines in the Middle Tennessee area since 1996. She is a graduate of Brentwood High School, marching in the first competitive winter guard in the school's history. She aged out as Captain of the Chimeras Open in 2000, the same year she graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Social Work.

Under her direction as Color Guard Director, the CHS winter guard has celebrated numerous successes including promotion to a higher competitive class and a second place finish at the 2024 SCGC Championships in the SRAA Class.

2024-2025 Band Booster Board

Vice President

Communication Secretary

Assistant Treasurer