Band director: Gregory Benson

Name of high school: Pickerington High School North

Band’s official name: Pickerington North Marching Band

Band director(s):

• Gregory Benson, director of bands

• Matt Guirreri, assistant director of bands

• Chris Carmean, assistant director of bands and percussion director

Field commander(s): Madison Dallke, Emma Brown and Nathan Ohrman

Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 190

Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen: Not provided

Date of first home halftime show: Aug. 24

Date of homecoming game: Oct. 5

Theme of homecoming halftime show: No answer

Marching band’s season theme if applicable: “Fear Not the Darkness” competition show

Scheduled special performances and competitions:

• Sept. 29 -- Ohio State University Buckeye Invitational

• Oct. 20 -- Bands of America Indianapolis Super Regional

• Jan. 1, 2019 -- 130th Tournament of Roses Parade (combined performance with the Pickerington Central marching band)

Name of band boosters: Pickerington North Band Boosters

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

• Band website --

• Booster website --

• Pickerington Rose Parade website --

Additional details and/or comments from band director:

The Pickerington North and Pickerington Central high school marching bands are proud to be representing Pickerington, Ohio, and the Midwest as the combined ‘Pickerington Marching Band’ in the 130th Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2019, in Pasadena, California. Visit for more information.

-- Compiled by Nate Ellis/ThisWeek