Band director: Bart Pickenpaugh

Name of high school: Groveport Madison High School

Band’s official name: Groveport Madison Cruiser Marching Band

Band director(s):

• Bart Pickenpaugh, director

• Jayne Canaday, assistant director

• Johan Angulo-Hurtig, assitant director

• Morgen Arcand, colorguard director

Field commander(s): Andre Norrils and Rachel Conners

Total number of band members, including color guard/flag corps: 125

Number of seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen: 24 seniors, 21 juniors, 41 sophomores and 39 freshmen

Date of first home halftime show: Friday, Sept. 7

Date of homecoming game: Friday, Oct. 12

Theme of homecoming halftime show: We perform our contest show; we do an alumni band during pregame.

Marching band’s season theme if applicable: “Outside the Bachs”

Scheduled special performances and competitions:

• Sept. 15 -- Rock Hill Invitational

• Oct. 6 -- Athens Invitational (afternoon)

• Oct. 6 -- Maysville Invitational (evening)

• Oct. 25 -- Springfield Shawnee High School

Name of band boosters: Groveport Madison Band Booster

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

• Website --

• Facebook -- Groveport Madison Local Schools Band Department (@gminstrumentalmusic)

• Twitter -- @groveportbands

Additional details and/or comments from band director:

The 2018 Groveport Madison Marching Band has been invited to march in the 2018 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, GA on Saturday December 29, 2018. We are proud and honored to have been selected to perform in this calibur of event.

-- Compiled by Janet Thiede/ThisWeek