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Welcome to the Home of the Marching Vikings!

Northland High School of Columbus City Schools

Our Mission:

NIMPA is a non-profit organization whose purpose is:

To lend all possible moral, physical, and financial support to the instrumental music program of Northland High School, and

To cooperate and communicate with NHS administrators, Instrumental Music directors and parents, to ensure that the Instrumental Music Program is maintained at the highest possible degree of efficiency of operation.


Current News

Daily School Practice

The band rehearses during first period starting at 6:59 a.m. during marching band season.  Unless there is a bus conflict (which needs to be communicated), students are expected to be prepared to begin rehearsal at this time.  Students are ready to perform at 6:59 not walking in the door at 6:59.

Columbus City Schools 2nd Annual Band Invitational

Whetstone High School will host the 2014 CCS Marching Band Invitational, November 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Arrive at school and dress in uniform at 7:30am
  • Squad leader inspections at 7:55am
  • Inspections at 8:00am
  • Load bus at 8:15am
  • Rehearse with other bands in the morning
  • Performances are from 12:00-2:30.
  • We should be expected back to Northland about 3:30.  

November 6, 7:00 p.m.--Marching Band Concert

Enjoy all the songs of the marching band season in the controlled climate of the Northland gymnasium.  Marching Band Awards will presented, with a dessert potluck to follow. 

Bring your favorite dessert to share with everyone at this great event!

  • 6:00-all students arrive in band room to dress and warmup
  • 6:20-squad leader inspections
  • 6:25-inspections
  • 7:00pm concert  

Novmber 7, 12:00 p.m., Downtown—Veterans' Day Parade

Work Downtown?  The parade will begin at noon at Nationwide Boulevard and High Street and ends at the former Veterans Memorial.  

Chaperones are needed for this event.  Chaperones will walk the parade route and toss candy to bystanders.  Contact Debbie DeLisle if you are interested.

Send in a bag of candy to share!

  • Students will be dismissed from their 2nd period class.
  • Bus will depart Northland about 9:15
  • Lunch on the bus.
  • Eat and line up between 10 and noon.
  • Parade at noon
  • Bus will be back at NHS before dismissal  

Our Time is Halftime

Friday nights mean Halftime shows!  Not only can you cheer on the marching Vikings during the games, but support them as a chaperone or in hospitality.  

Each game needs a group of chaperones.  Chaperones ride buses to away games, sit with the band during the games, and escort members during break times. Contact Debbie DeLisle if you are interested.  Game to game commitment.

Help out with hospitality.  Missy Brown and Beth Miller could use a couple extra hands distributing water, cookies, and ice pops at the third quarter break.  Great way to meet all of the kids.  Contact Missy Brown or Beth Miller for more information.  Game to game commitment.

Uniform Repair

If you check out the Northland Music History, you'll also see that our uniforms date back to the mid 1990s.  Nothing lasts forever, but with a little help from you, these uniforms can last a little longer.  Contact Michelle Clayton if you can help with hemming and repairs.

If you are interested in donating to the Rick Eckler Uniform fund, please contact our treasurer, Zack Clayton.