Band directors: Shawn Malone, Don Ley and Luke Shultz

Name of high school: Hilliard Davidson

Band’s official name: Hilliard Davidson Wildcat Marching Band

Band director(s): Shawn Malone, Don Ley and Luke Shultz

Field commander(s): Zach Augustine, Anthony Flickinger and Karina Winer

Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 208

Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen: 42 seniors, 55 juniors, 59 sophomores and 52 freshmen

Date of first home halftime show: Aug. 31

Date of homecoming game: Oct. 5

Theme of homecoming halftime show: “Tonal Shades”

The show explores the symbiotic relationship between music and color.

Marching band’s season theme if applicable: Not provided

Scheduled special performances and competitions: Various OMEA band competitions around the state

Name of band boosters: Hilliard Music Boosters

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

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The Hilliard Davidson Wildcat Marching Band has a long tradition of excellence. They have performed in competitions throughout the state, receiving numerous awards including Best Music, Best Visual, Best Percussion, Best Color Guard and Grand Champion.

Last season, the ensemble received Grand Champion at every competition they attended. In addition, they will be traveling to Orlando, Florida, this summer to perform at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World.

The band is grateful for the tremendous support received from the Hilliard community and the administration of Hilliard City Schools.

-- Compiled by Kevin Corvo/ThisWeek