Band director: Marc Zirille

• Name of high school: Johnstown-Monroe High School

• Band’s official name: Johnstown Johnnie Big Red Band

• Band director: Marc Zirille, head director; Angela Zirille, assistant director

• Total number of band members, including flag corps: 175 members make up the 2017 edition.

• Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores, freshmen: 40 seniors, 38 juniors, 38 sophomores, 42 freshmen and 17 eighth-graders

• Date of first home halftime show: Friday, Aug. 25

• Halftime show’s theme: Bruno Mars tribute show

• Season theme: “Be You, Be True, Be Authentic, Be RED!”

• Scheduled special performances:

Aug. 19 -- Pataskala Street Fair Parade

Aug. 30 -- Millersport Sweetcorn Parade

Sept. 16 -- Capital University Football Game vs. Muskingum

Sept. 23 -- 46th Vermilion HS Sailor Marching Band Festival

Sept. 24 -- 45th Woollybear Festival Parade – Vermilion, OH

Oct. 19 -- Circleville Pumpkin Show Parade

Oct. 21 -- Ohio University HS Band Day

Nov. 9, 11-12 -- Big Red Band Varsity Show -- Johnstown

• Name of band boosters: Johnstown Band Boosters

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

• Additional details from band director:

The 2017 edition of the Johnstown Big Red Band is off to a fantastic start. Our theme for the 2017 season is “Be You, Be True, Be Authentic, Be RED!”

The meaning behind the theme is that I want all of my students to not be afraid to be their “authentic” selves. In my classroom, we will celebrate success and learn from our failures, achieving strength through vulnerability.

The leadership from our 40 seniors and student leaders this summer has been outstanding, and ultimately will translate for our band to have a successful season and school year.

We are looking forward to representing the Johnstown community with much pride and enthusiasm, and will continue to build upon the past accomplishments of our proud alumni.

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