Director: Jordan Luke


The Raymond Central band program is dedicated to providing students with the opportunity to develop and master the musical skills necessary to engage in life-long, meaningful music-making in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The band program at Raymond Central consists of high school band (9-12 grade), 8th grade band, 7th grade band, 6th grade band, and 5th grade band.

Students in the high school band participate in concert band, marching band, jazz band, and athletic pep band. The marching band performs at home football games as well as several marching band contests in the area. The pep band performs at several home volleyball and basketball games. The concert band participates in the school’s Veterans Day program, as well as a winter concert, pops concert, spring concert, District Music Contest, and the graduation ceremony. The high school band has class daily and jazz band meets from 7:00-7:45 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in mid-October.

The junior high bands (6th, 7th, and 8th graders) participate in a fall concert, winter concert, spring concert, and the Malcolm Music Contest. The 8th grade band also joins the high school band for a football game performance as well as the graduation ceremony. Seventh and 8th grade bands have class daily. Students in 6th grade bands have small group lessons once a week and a full band practice once a week.

Students begin band in 5th grade, with small group lessons once a week and a full band practice once a week starting in the fall. Fifth graders perform at a winter concert and a spring concert.

Upcoming Events







Malcolm Junior High Music Contest




York Junior High Honor Band

Concert at 6:30 pm



Class B All-State High School Honor Band

Concert at 3:00 pm on Saturday

Grand Island



Meridian Junior High Honor Band

Concert at 6:00 pm



High School District Music Contest

Morning and afternoon



6th-8th Grade Spring Concert

6:30 pm

High School Main Gym



High School Spring Concert

6:30 pm

High School Main Gym


3th-5th Grade Spring Concert

6:30 pm

High School Main Gym


High School Graduation Ceremony

2:00 pm

High School Main Gym


Raymond Central Junior and Senior High students auditioned, and were selected, for the Wayne State College Festival of Honor Bands that took place on Jan. 25, 2020.

Left to Right: Katie Fisher, Kylee Polivka, Asher Lahm, Josie Lahm, Beau Gyhra

The high school marching band received a “Superior” rating at the Oxbow Marching Band Invitational in October 2019. It was the first “Superior” for the marching band since 2008!

5th Grade Band Students rehearse with student teacher Mr. Holmes from Concordia University.

Raymond Central High School Band members attended the Nebraska Capitol Conference Honor Band on Monday, March 9th.

Front Row (L to R): Haley Hain, Grace Cadotte, Josie Lahm, Hailey Morris

Back Row (L to R): Connor Nichols, Quentin Hayes, Gareth Mills

Accepted, but unable to attend: Mady Ayers, Asher Lahm, Heather Lange, Calleigh Osmera