Band director: Chris Herrmann
Name of high school: Grandview Heights High School
Band’s official name: The Pride of Grandview Heights
• 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