Band directors: Rob Cebriak, Greg Miller and Jonathon Bradshaw
Name of high school: Gahanna Lincoln High School
Band’s official name: Gahanna Lincoln Golden Lions Marching Band
• Rob Cebriak, Greg Miller and Jonathon Bradshaw
• Kim Barker is the color-guard instructor (new this year).
Field commander(s): Dalton Cararo is the drum major.
Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 181 instrumentalists, one drum major and 13 color-guard members
Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen: 43 seniors, 73 juniors, 74 sophomores, five freshmen (The only freshmen are in color guard. Instrumentalists start in their sophomore year).
Date of first home halftime show: Friday, Aug. 31, against Dublin Coffman
Date of homecoming game: Friday, Sept. 21, against Westerville Central
Theme of homecoming halftime show: “Alumni night.”
Many alumni will join the band in a performance of favorite marching-band tunes from years past. Last year’s performance included 90 alumni.
Marching band’s season theme if applicable: Saluting our nation’s veterans in New York City
Scheduled special performances and competitions:
• Sept. 29 -- Buckeye Invitational at Ohio Stadium. The current OSU drum major is GLHS alum Konner Barr.
• Nov. 11 -- Veterans Day Parade in New York City
• Nov. 18 -- Holiday Lights Parade in Gahanna
Name of band boosters: Gahanna Lincoln Instrumental Music Boosters
Band’s or boosters’ website and/or social-media links:
• Website -- www.gahannabands.org
• Website -- www.glimb.weebly.com
Additional details and/or comments from band director:
We will perform a new show for each home game, but special highlights include a combined patriotic show with the New Albany band at the away game on Sept. 14, our performance at the OSU Buckeye Invitational in The ‘Shoe’ on Sept. 29 and marching in the New York City Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11.
That trip will allow us to tour Ellis Island, see a Broadway Show, visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, hear a performance by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and much more.
-- Compiled by Marla K. Kuhlman/ThisWeek