The Gahanna Lincoln Golden Lions Marching Band will host its 27th annual pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the high school front gym.

The Gahanna Lincoln Golden Lions Marching Band will host its 27th annual pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the high school front gym.

“This is one of the most exciting concerts of the year,” band director Rob Cebriak said. “We include all of the music from the marching band season, including tunes from the halftime shows and cheers we play during the game. There’s something for everyone here.”

A wide range of music will be presented, including 1960’s rock, contemporary pop, rhythm and blues, and traditional patriotic favorites. The drum line and the sideline brass will perform music they play during the third quarter of football games. The color guard and drum major Ethan Sprunger will also be featured during many selections. Special guests include the GLHS cheerleaders and the freshman band.

Admission to the concert is free, but concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early for good seating.

For more information, call the band office at (614) 478-5519.

Thurber selects

St. Matthew Elementary sixth-grader Emma Glass was chosen to serve as a docent at the Thurber House.

Glass is one of 10 fifth- and sixth-grade students selected this year to participate in the program for the nonprofit literary center and museum in Columbus.

The responsibilities of the young docents include giving tours of Thurber House, decorating the house for holidays and performing Thurber’s works at the Columbus Arts Festival.

Before being officially accepted into the program, young docents attend four Saturday training sessions.

For more information about the young docent program look online at

Gahanna resident William Heifner, president of Renier Construction, received the Distinguished Design-Build Leadership Award for his demonstrated leadership in the advancement of design-build and design-build best practices.

Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility.

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) presented the award at the Oct. 20 Design-Build Conference and Expo.

“Bill Heifner’s dedication to the design-build method of project delivery and best-practices in design-build are particularly remarkable given that his home state is Ohio,” said Lisa Washington, DBIA executive director. “Until last summer, Ohio did not allow the use of design-build on public projects. Still, by continuing to promote the use of ‘design-build done right’ in the private sector, Mr. Heifner has done both his clients and the design and construction industry a great service. The DBIA is proud to present Mr. Heifner with a national award for distinguished leadership.”