Band director: Shawn Malone

• Name of high school: Hilliard Davidson High School

• Band’s official name: Hilliard Davidson Wildcat Marching Band

• Band director: Head director, Shawn Malone; assistants, Don Ley and Luke Shultz

• Total number of band members, including flag corps: 205

• Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen: 37 seniors, 49 juniors, 60 sophomores and 59 freshmen

• Date of first home halftime show: Aug. 25

• Show’s theme: The Journey -- a musical and visual depiction of man's quest for exploration!

• Scheduled special performances:

Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day Parade in Hilliard

• Scheduled competitions:

Sept. 23 -- Winchester Classic, Canal Winchester High School

Oct. 7 -- Hilliard Invitational, Hilliard Darby High School

Oct. 14 -- Black Bear Marching Band Invitational, River View High School

Oct. 14 -- Meadowbrook Festival of Bands, Meadowbrook High School

Oct. 21 -- Tri-Valley Classic, Tri-Valley High School

Oct. 21 -- OMEA State Marching Band Finals, Hilliard Darby High School

• Any special events: None listed

• Name of band boosters: Hilliard Music Boosters

• Website and/or social media:


Twitter: @HDVWildcatBand

Facebook: Hilliard Davidson HS Bands (@HDVBands)

• Additional details from band director:

The Hilliard Davidson Wildcat Marching Band has a long standing tradition of excellence!

They perform at multiple competitions throughout the state each year and perform at a consistently high level.

They have enjoyed 30 plus years of Superior ratings at OMEA State Marching Finals.

Additionally, they have performed numerous times at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

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