Band director: John Laswell

• Name of high school: Westerville South

• Band’s official name: Westerville South Marching Band

• Band director: John Laswell

• Total number of band members, including flag corps: 122 

• Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen: 24 seniors, 20 juniors, 33 sophomores, 30 freshmen, 15 eighth-graders

• Date of first home halftime show: September 1st

• Halftime show’s theme: PANDORA 

Pandora represents each of us - torn between our values and temptation, we often underestimate the consequences of our actions. With thoughtful intervention and belief in our purpose, though, we can all find hope to rise above our challenges, even those we put in our own way, and persevere.

• Scheduled special performances:

A Complete Football schedule can be found at

• Scheduled competitions:

Sept. 16 -- Bellbrook Marching Band Invitational, Bellbrook High School, 3737 Upper Bellbrook Road, Bellbrook

Sept. 30 -- New Bremen Cardinal invitational, New Bremen High School, 901 E. Monroe St., New Bremen

Oct. 7 -- Westerville Central Classic, Westerville Central High School, 7118 Mt. Royal Ave., Westerville

Oct. 21 -- Bloom Carroll Classic, 5240 Plum Road NW, Carroll; Westerville North Invitational, 950 County Line Road, Westerville

Oct. 28 -- OMEA State Marching Band Finals, Hilliard Darby High School, 4200 Leppert Road, Hilliard; Colerain Band Invitational, 8801 Cheviot Road, Cincinnati

Nov. 4 -- MSBA Class AAAA Championships, Mason High School, 6100 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason

• Special events: The band will travel to Toronto, Canada, in February 2018 for a special clinic and performance opportunity.

• Name of band boosters: Westerville South Instrumental Music Boosters

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

Band website: 

Twitter: @WSBANDS

Instagram: @wshsbands

• Additional details from band director:

The Westerville South Marching Band has a rich history of competition on the local, state and national level.

In recent years, the band has competed in local OMEA and MSBA contests, regularly participating in OMEA State Marching Band Finals and MSBA Championships each year.

As an extension of the concert, jazz and chamber ensembles, the marching band is proud to represent the outstanding arts programs offered at Westerville South 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%; } Westerville South marching band parent/community preview performance 2017