Gahanna Bands

The official home of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools band program.

Our newest members are off to a great start!

[05/03/19]   We are all set to host 38 bands and 30 choirs for OMEA State Large Group Adjudicated Event today and tomorrow in Gahanna! Come support our EIGHT GLHS ensembles as they perform:

Silver Band - Friday, 4:30, GLHS Aud.
Men's Ensemble - Friday, 4:40, GMSW Aud.
Blue Band - Friday, 6:00, GLHS Gym
Gold Band - Friday, 7:45, GLHS Aud.
A Cappella Choir - Friday, 9:40, GMSW Aud.
Freshman Band - Saturday, 9:00, GLHS Gym
Freshman Girls - Saturday, 1:20, GMSW Aud.
Women's Ensemble - Saturday, 2:40, GMSW Aud.

Friday night!!

How wonderful to have the OSU Symphonic Band in Gahanna for a shared concert, including two pieces performed side-by-side with the GLHS Gold Band!

Yep....this kind of stuff happens here! Well done Kelly Hayman Shellhammer!

HUGE “Thank You” to The Huntertones for working with our jazz students at GLHS today!

HUGE “Thank You” to The Huntertones for working with our jazz students at GLHS today!

Gahanna-Jefferson's jazz bands tune up for moment to shine Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools will celebrate its 25th annual All-District Jazz Festival beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the Gahanna Lincoln

[02/26/19]   Here comes a BUSY two-week stretch for Gahanna Bands!

Tonight (2/26) - MSS Winter Concert - 7:30 at MSW

Thursday (2/28) - MSW Winter Concert - 7:30 at MSW

Sunday (3/3) - LHS Prism Concerts - 3:00 and 6:00 at LHS

Monday (3/4) - Gahanna Lincoln Instrumental Music Boosters meeting - 7:30 in LHS Band Room

Tuesday (3/5) - MSE Winter Concert - 7:30 at MSW

Friday/Saturday (3/8 and 3/9) - OMEA HS District Large Group Adjudicated Event at Thomas Worthington HS (days/times to be announced - all four LHS bands performing)

We would love to see you at any (or all) of these events. Best of luck to the over 500 students who will be performing!

Best wishes to Jazz Band I as they perform at the OMEA Professional Development Conference in Cleveland TOMORROW! And CONGRATULATIONS!

This works particularly well in band and choir classes!

#motivationalmonday Great advice for a Monday...don't you think? #WeAreLions #theGJPSway #AsSeenInOurSchols

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Happy FRI-YAY! #WeAreLions #theGJPSway Gahanna Bands

Congratulations to the All-District 8th Grade Band, Jazz Band II, and the Freshman Band on their performances this afternoon - a great start to 2019!

Congratulations to Blue, Silver, and Gold Bands on their first performances of the year at today's Holiday Concert!

The stage is set and we are ready for our 2018 Holiday Concert - come out at 3:00 to hear performances by Blue, Silver, and Gold Bands!

The GMSW 6th grade band is warmed up and ready to take the stage for their first concert!

Once a Gahanna Band kid.....always a Gahanna Band kid......even in a historic rivalry game!

Some of our GLHS Band Alumni who performed at The Game today! Way to go!

Some of our GLHS Band Alumni who performed at The Game today! Way to go!

Heading to Ellis Island before we leave for home!

Still waiting to step off. At least the view is cool!

Proud of our Golden Lions Marching Band and their appearance in the National Veterans Day Parade in NYC!

Getting ready to honor our Veterans!

Getting ready to honor our Veterans!

Enjoying another great meal together following our second full day in NYC - after visiting the 9/11 Memorial, the Intrepid, and Times Square, we are ready for Aladdin and Dear Evan Hansen!

Dr. Lynne Kenney

We're famous!

We enjoyed meeting the Gahanna Lincoln High School Marching Band at Rockefeller Center today. Band members kindly joined in sharing #cognitive motor movement messages with our students. Our students are raising awareness that moving with thought for 1-5 minutes throughout the day primes the brain for learning. Shoutout to @GahannaLincolnHighSchool marching band for participating in our worldwide #movementmessages #MusicalThinking Hope your parade Monday in #NYC is a great experience.

Having a great first day in the city: 30 Rock, Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and Museum of Natural History done - Jazz at Lincoln Center is next!

[10/23/18]   The final week of the marching season is here!

Tonight - Join us at 7:30 in the GLHS front gym for the annual Pops Concert. The class of 2022 will perform with the band, and we will feature music from all of this year's pregame and halftime shows.

Friday - We salute our senior class and perform Script Lions as the Golden Lions take on Pickerington North HS. Kickoff at 7:00, with senior recognition during pregame.

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Way to go, Golden Lions Marching Band! Now... time to get ready for TBDBITL to take the field!

Having fun in the "cathedral of the chair-step" Go Lions!

Getting ready to take the field at the Buckeye Invitational!

Getting ready to take the field at the Buckeye Invitational!


Looking forward to welcoming back our alumni at this Friday night's Homecoming game! If you're coming, please visit to fill out the alumni band survey, download music, and get all the information you need for Friday night. The Gahanna Bands program includes approximately 750 students in three middle schools and one high school within the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in Gahanna, Ohio.  Instrumental music instruction begins in the 6th grade at Middle Schools East, South, and West, including grade-level bands at...

Great job, rookies! Proud of all our students in the Golden Lions Marching Band!

Band Camp 2018 is in the books! Thanks to the class of 2019 for their leadership, and welcome to our newest members, who passed the final test and received their shirts today!

Band Camp 2018 is in the books! Thanks to the class of 2019 for their leadership, and welcome to our newest members, who passed the final test and received their shirts today!

Congratulations to our Kickoff Campers on their recital performance today! A special thanks goes out to Ms. Ballard and her team of volunteers for making this event happen for our students!

[07/04/18]   Congratulations to the members of the Golden Lions Marching Band on their performances at the Red, White, and Boom and Gahanna 4th of July Parades! Thanks to members of the Gahanna-Jefferson community who braved the heat and supported us at these performances.

Jazz combo sharing with Goshen summer lunch club!!

[06/11/18]   Attention all middle school band families: This is the FINAL week to sign up for our 2018 Kickoff Camp! The camp is open to all middle school band students (rising 7th-9th graders) and will be held at GMSW on July 31 and August 2, 7, and 8. Registration closes at the end of the day on Friday - follow this link to sign up:

It was our pleasure and honor to perform for Memorial Day observances in Gahanna and Jefferson Township yesterday. Here are a few pictures from those ceremonies - the complete photo album is available at [email protected]/albums/72157667481778117" target="_blank">[email protected]/albums/72157667481778117

As we look forward to marching in the New York City Veterans Day Parade this November, we are pleased to announce the Golden Lions Marching Band's 2018 Festival Show: "New York, New York." See you this fall for "On Broadway," "42nd Street," "Birdland," and more!

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

What a way to spend a Friday night! GLHS Jazz Bands KILLING IT at their last concert of the year. Best of luck seniors!
#WeAreLions #theGJPSway #GoodToBeALion Gahanna Bands

Lincoln's Jazz Nite will benefit GRIN The Gahanna community can enjoy a free night of jazz and serve as an instrument to help neighbors in need. Gahanna Lincoln High School's Jazz Nite will be

[04/18/18]   OMEA State Band and Choir Adjudicated Event will be hosted at Gahanna Lincoln High School and Gahanna Middle School West this Friday and Saturday.

Friday: Blue Band performs at 5:00 in the GLHS gymnasium, Silver Band performs at 6:10 in the GLHS auditorium, Gold Band performs at 7:45 in the GLHS auditorium, and A Cappella Choir performance at 9:40 in the GMSW auditorium.

Saturday: Freshman Band performs at 9:00 in the GLHS gymnasium, Freshman Girls Choir performs at 11:20 in the GMSW auditorium, and Freshman Boys Choir performs at 1:00 in the GMSW auditorium.

Good luck to all of our student musicians, and thanks in advance to our student and parent volunteers who help make this event happen!

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Our terrific jazzers as led by the fabulous Kelly Hayman Shellhammer! It was a fabulous concert!

Pictures from the All-District Jazz Festival in this week's newspaper!

Gahanna-Jefferson Schools

Before we leave the events of March behind...Congratulations to our FOUR GLHS Bands (Freshman, Blue, Silver, & Gold) that had a fantastic showing at the District High School Adjudicated Band Competition in early March.

All 4 bands (270 students) qualified for the STATE Competition to be held at GLHS on April 20-21.

Thank you Gahanna Bands. Way to represent!
#WeAreLions #TheLionWay #GoodToBeALion

Hitting their notes

Pictures from the All-District Jazz Festival in this week's newspaper! Scenes from the 24th annual All District Jazz Festival held March 20 at Gahanna Lincoln High School

Join us for an evening of jazz presented by our talented Gahanna students!

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It's My Life - Band camp rehearsal 8.17.11





140 S Hamilton Rd
Gahanna, OH
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730 Clotts Rd
Gahanna, 43230

550 Students in Grades 6, 7 & 8; 50 Staff Members; a Strong PTA and a Wonderful Community all help make GMSE an outstanding middle school.

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349 Shady Spring Dr
Gahanna, 43230

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349 Shady Spring Dr
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Principal: Ms. Robin Murdock Assistant Principal: Mr. Andy Bonath Athletic Director: Mr. Colin Beemiller Guidance Counselor: Mr. Deron Green