Band director: Alex Gerhard

• Name of high school: Northland High School

• Band’s official name: Northland High School Marching Band

• Band director: Alex Gerhard; Sarah Shively, assistant; Angela Caslin, drill-team instructor

• Total number of band members, including flag corps: 83

• Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen: 32 seniors, 11 juniors, 22 sophomores and 18 freshmen

• Date of first home halftime show: Sept. 1

• Halftime show’s theme: First show is a Tribute to Queen

• Scheduled special performances:

Sept. 30 -- Columbus City Schools Band Invitational

Oct. 14 -- Buckeye Invitational

• Scheduled competitions:

Oct. 14 -- Buckeye Invitational

• Special events:

• Name of band boosters:

Northland Instrumental Music Parent Association (NIMPA)

• Band’s or boosters’ website and/or social-media links: www.nhsmusic.org

• Additional details from band director: 

The Northland High School Marching band is filed with pride and tradition that dates back to the 1960s. The Northland High School band was modeled after the Ohio State University Marching Band’s military band style with the chair step march, uniform style, and in our traditions.

What is unique to us is that we field 4 different shows per year and one of which is created, rehearsed, and conducted by our senior band members. Many traditions of the Northland High School Band involve our traditional ramp entrance, and our Script Viking performed every year for our homecoming game.

Under the direction of Alex Gerhard, Sarah Shively, and drill team instructor Angela Caslin, the Northland High School Band brings the pride of Northland High School.

.embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } This is the Northland High School Marching Band's Sept. 1 halftime performance during the Vikings' game against Whitehall. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } Check out this recent performance by the Northland High School Marching Band.