Band director: Dr. Ishbah Cox

• Name of high school: Olentangy Orange High School

• Band’s official name: The Marching Pioneers

• Band director: Dr. Ishbah Cox

• Total number of band members, including flag corps: 254

• Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen: 50 seniors, 66 juniors, 63 sophomores, 75 freshmen

• Date of first home halftime show: Friday, Sept. 8

• Halftime show’s theme: Season theme is Celebrating a Decade of Hits

Show 1, The Fabulous 50s; Show 2, Kenny Loggins; Show 3, a medley of Marching Pioneers tunes 2008-18 and current pop hits

• Scheduled special performances:

Sept. 16 -- Olentangy Local Schools Performing Arts Festival, Lewis Center (time TBA)

Sept. 30 -- Oak Hill Marching Band Show Oak Hill, OH 7:00pm

Oct. 7 -- Patrons of Performing Arts Pride Day, 10 a.m. in Lewis Center

Oct. 8 -- Columbus Italian Festival and Parade in Columbus, starting at 1 p.m.

Oct. 19 -- Pumpkin Show Band and Youth Parade in Circleville, starting at 8 p.m.

Oct. 21 -- Ohio University Band Day , 2 p.m. in Athens

Nov. 16-18 -- Friday Night Live in Lewis Center, starting at 7 p.m.

Nov. 19 -- Friday Night Live in Lewis Center, starting at 4 p.m.

• Scheduled competitions: The Olentangy Orange High School Band performs in a collegiate style and is best described as a show style marching band that incorporates precision drill and dance routines into their performances. Because of its style of performance, the band does not routinely compete in marching band contests, but rather performs at band festivals, sporting events, and parades. In addition to entertaining crowds at Friday night football games, the band will be been busy entertaining crowds all around the state this year.

• Special events: Past performance highlights: The Indianapolis 500, The Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, halftime performance for the Cleveland Browns vs Denver Broncos, an appearance on the NBC Channel 4 Morning Tailgate and a special performance at Rock on the Range with artist Papa Roach.

• Name of band boosters: Booster Organization: Patrons Of Performing Arts (POPArts); the band volunteer organization is The Bandwagon

• Band’s or boosters’ website and/or social-media links: marchingpioneers.com

• Additional details from band director:

I would like to thank the entire Olentangy Orange High School Community, including our Principal, Dr. Kathy McFarland, Athletic Director, Mr. Bryan Weaver, Superintendent, Mr. Mark Raiff, our entire band staff, Mr. Craig Dunn, Mrs. Jennifer Cabral Hever, Mr. Larry Klabunde, Mrs. Heather Lantz, Ms. Sammi Birri, Ms. Mary Holben, and all of our chaperones, friends, and supporters.

.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%; } The Olentangy Orange marching band performs during opening night Aug. 25 at Worthington Kilbourne.