Band director: John Laswell

Name of high school: Westerville South High School

Band’s official name: Westerville South Marching Band

Band director(s): John Laswell

Field commander(s): Kristen Moore and Rachel Slaybaugh

Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 115

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

Date of first home halftime show: Aug. 24

Date of homecoming game: Sept. 14

Theme of homecoming halftime show: Not provided

Marching band’s season theme if applicable: “Regenesis”

Scheduled special performances and competitions:

• Sept. 22 -- Mid States Band Association contest at Goshen High School in Goshen

• Sept. 29 -- Competition double-header, Ohio Music Education Association contests, Bloom Carroll High School and Lexington High School

• Oct. 13 -- Ohio Music Education Association contest, Canal Winchester High School Canal Winchester

• Oct. 20 -- Double-header contest day, Shawnee High School in Springfield and Miamisburg High School in Miamisburg

• Oct. 27 -- Ohio Music Education Association State Marching Band Finals at Hilliard Bradley High School

• Nov. 3 -- Mid States Band Association Class AAAA championships, Mason High School, Mason

Name of band boosters: Westerville South Instrumental Music Boosters

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

• Band site --

• Westerville South Instrumental Music Boosters on Facebook --

• Twitter -- @WSBANDS

• Instagram -- @wshsbands

Additional details and/or comments from band director:

The marching band program is the most visible musical ensemble at Westerville South. In addition to several community performances, the band performs at all Westerville South football games (GO CATS!) and also competes throughout the fall at several marching band competitions.

We are proud of our rich heritage for the arts at Westerville South High School, and we look forward to another successful year with the South Band.

-- Compiled by Marla K. Kuhlman/ThisWeek