The Pickerington High School North Band Boosters will turn to comedy next month as they seek to raise funds to support local band students and programs.

The Pickerington High School North Band Boosters will turn to comedy next month as they seek to raise funds to support local band students and programs.

On Feb. 11, the PHS North Band Boosters will host their fourth annual Comedy Show at the PHS North Performing Arts Center, 7800 Refugee Road,. The evening will start at 7 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, plus musical performances by North band members.

At 8 p.m., Matt Jernigan, a Los Angeles-based comedian, will take the stage. He has performed on films and television shows, including "Empire Records," "The X-Files" and Comedy Central's "Make Me Laugh."

His live shows feature song parodies and impressions of popular singers, as well as anti-drug and anti-bullying messages.

"The boosters started this fundraiser as a way to raise money for the program but to also provide entertainment for the community," said Julee Eing, a PHS North Band Booster. "We have had success with this fundraiser and have received a lot of positive feedback from those who have attended the shows.

"Either with friends or as a couple, I believe this is a fun evening that can be had in our community. You won't have to drive far and you can have a great night without spending a lot of money."

Tickets for the event are $15 per person. They can be purchased from a PHS North band student or by calling Debbie Patton at (614) 833-6194. Tickets currently are on sale and, depending on supplies, will be sold at the door the night of show.

"Proceeds will go to students and the band program," Eing said. "With the profits, the boosters will help maintain the excellent band program that is offered to students. This would include paying fees for students at solo and ensemble contests, purchasing music for shows and contests, instrument upkeep, helping students who need financial help to be a part of the program - and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what the organization does to help the band program at North."