Despite Old Man Winter's best efforts, a comedy show originally scheduled Feb. 6 to benefit Pickerington High School North's marching band will go on next month.

Despite Old Man Winter's best efforts, a comedy show originally scheduled Feb. 6 to benefit Pickerington High School North's marching band will go on next month.

Wicked winter weather temporarily put the kibosh on plans for the PHS North marching band's second annual Comedy Night Fundraiser last month, forcing the cancellation of the Feb. 6 event.

But when life gave them snow, the band and its boosters made a snow date.

The event has been rescheduled for March 6 at the PHS North Performing Arts Center.

Organizers now want the second time to be the charm, and hope the evening's free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments, as well as the comedic stylings of Rob Busboom and Scott Dunn will draw a crowd of adults.

"They're comics from the Midwest," said Tammy Shvach, a band parent and member of its fundraising committee. "We had Rob here last year and he was really funny, and Scott Dunn is from the 'Bob and Tom Show.'"

Tickets for the event for ages 18 and older are $15 per person. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Free hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be offered until 8 p.m.

Event organizers are encouraging early attendance because all seating is by general admission.

The comedy show will begin at 8 p.m. All proceeds will benefit PHS North band members. Shvach said the event is crucial to raising money to offset the cost of the band's many travels, which last January included a trip to Orlando to march in the Spherion Orlando Citrus Parade.

"This is a student-driven account," Shvach said. "It's to help out students to pay for things like their trips, their band fees and uniforms.

"I think we'll have one fantastic show," she said. "We're hoping to continue to do it every year as one of our fundraisers."

Tickets can be purchased from any band member or by calling Shvach at (614) 561-9355.

"We'd like to thank the community for always being supportive and we hope they will come out and support us again," Shvach said.