Westerville South High School Bands

Westerville, Ohio

Marching Band

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 and also competes throughout the fall at several marching band competitions. If you are interested in marching with the Westerville South Marching Band, please email our director, Mr. John Laswell, at jlaswellwshsband@gmail.com.

Wind Ensemble

The Wind Ensemble is the upper level music ensemble, as participation is by audition. The group participates in OMEA Regional and State Large Group Contest, as well as several concerts throughout the school year.

Concert Band

Concert Band is the introductory level musical ensemble at Westerville South. Skills learned in middle school band are reinforced and strengthened as new students grow into the high school ensembles. The ensemble performs at several concerts throughout the school year, and OMEA Large Group Contest in the spring.

Jazz Band

Jazz band introduces students to other styles of music that they typically don’t play in concert style musical ensembles. Spanning several genres from swing, big band, funk, calypso, and blues, the ensemble plays at all band concerts throughout the year, emphasizing various forms of articulation and improvisation.

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Mission Statement: The purpose of this organization is to provide young adults an appropriate venue to acquire lifelong skills in leadership, motivation, mutual respect, individual and group pride, self-discipline, musicianship and self-reliance.