Marc Parulekar

Dr. Parulekar is in his 18th year of teaching and 14th year serving as director of bands at Pickerington North High School. He has also served as a graduate assistant director with the Ohio State University Marching Band, director of bands at West Jefferson High School and as assistant band director at Pickerington High School.

Dr. Parulekar believes very strongly that participation in music performing ensembles gives students the opportunity for musical and personal growth. Through participation, students learn to work as a team, maintain high expectations and develop leadership skills. Students also have the opportunity to perform community service through numerous band outreach programs.

Under Dr. Parulekar’s direction the bands at Pickerington North High School have consistently received superior (division one) ratings at the state level in both marching and concert performances. The Pickerington North Band has also performed in the 2006 Tournament of Roses Parade; the 2007 Fiesta Bowl Parade (1st place parade marching, class B) and the 2013 Fiesta Bowl Parade (Grand Champion). In 2005 the Pickerington North Band earned the National Championship in the Festival Disney parade marching competition.

Dr. Parulekar is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, Master of Arts in Music Education, and Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education. He is also a member of Phi Beta Mu, the Music Educators National Conference, Kappa Kappa Psi, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the Ohio Music Education Association and is an Eagle Scout.

He and his wife, Tracie, make their home in Pickerington, Ohio with their eight-year- old son, Andrew, and three-year-old daughter, Abby. They enjoy watching Ohio State Football and attend the East Side Grace Brethren Church.


Doctor of Philosophy (Music Education), 2014
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Master of Arts (Music Education), 2006
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Music Education, 1999
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH