Band director: Chris Herrmann

Name of high school: Grandview Heights High School

Band’s official name: The Pride of Grandview Heights

Band director(s):

• Chris Herrmann, director

• Scott Warburton, assistant director

Field commander(s): None

Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 110

Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen: 24 seniors. 27 juniors, 32 sophomores and 27 freshmen

Date of first home halftime show: Aug. 31

Date of homecoming game: Oct. 5

Theme of homecoming halftime show: “I Want My MTV,” a show featuring songs from 1980s music videos

Marching band’s season theme if applicable: The band will present five shows this year.

• Show 1 is “2000s Pop Music,” featuring hit songs from this century.

• Show 2 is “Alumni Night,” featuring song selections from across the decades

• Show 3 is “Band Favorites Show,” including songs that have been band favorites over the years. Eighth-grade students also will participate in this show.

• Show 4 is Homecoming Show, “I Want My MTV.”

• Show 5 is “Senior Night,” the senior members of the band will choose the songs for this show.

Scheduled special performances and competitions:

• July 29 – Decal Drive, with band members visiting homes throughout Grandview and Marble Cliff to raise funds

• Aug. 12 – Falco Park concert, 7-8:30 p.m. at Falco Park on Fernwood Avenue in Marble Cliff

• Sept. 7 – Ox Roast Pit Lighting about 11 p.m. at Pierce Field, 1175 Hilo Lane, following return from football game at Bishop Rosecrans

Name of band boosters: Grandview Heights Band Parents Association

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

• Website -- www.grandviewhtsband.org

• Twitter -- @GrandviewHtsBnd (marching band)

• Twitter -- @BandHts (band parents association)

Additional details and/or comments from band director:

This is my fifth year in Grandview Heights, and it’s shaping up to be one of our most successful years. The kids are already displaying a lot of excitement and enthusiasm about the new season.

The marching band is an activity that promotes school spirit, musicianship and coming together as a group to represent our school and community.”

-- Compiled by Alan Froman/ThisWeek