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Total Marching Band Meeting Set for April 29th


The 2014 marching band season is in full swing with all sections having outstanding rehearsals.  Our annual marching band kickoff meeting will be held on Tuesday April 29th at 7:00.  Doors will be open at 6:00pm for volunteer sign ups, apparel orders, and marching band supplies orders.


This is a mandatory meeting for parents and marching members.   This serves as our time to get many of our ducks in a row for what is shaping up to be an outstanding season.

We are looking forward to a fantastic season for the Black and Gold!

Total Marching Band Letter

District Jazz Festival



Waconia district Jazz Festival tonight!  After completing your taxes make sure that you drop by the Waconia High School auditorium for an evening of incredible jazz music.   Tonights concert will feature 3 jazz bands from Clearwater Middle school , WHS Jazz II, and WHS Jazz I.  Waconia High School Jazz bands I and II are coming off a great performances our region jazz contest where both ensembles earned “Superior” ratings!


Tonight will also feature guest artist Dean Sorenson from the University of Minnesota. 


Concert starts at 7:00pm


Jazz I and II to attend Eau Claire Jazz Festival.

Both of Waconia High Schools Jazz Bands will be performing in the Eau Claire Jazz Festival held on the Campus of the the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire campus.


Update – Both Jazz ensembles had outstanding performances at the Eau Claire Jazz Festival

Congratulations to – Lauren Swee, Jonny Zajac, Joe Billstrom, Sam Bares, Kirk Palsma, and Colin Swee for outstanding soloist awards.

On Monday April 14 WHS jazz bands I and II received Superior ratings at the Minnesota State Region 2AA Jazz Festival held in Hutchinson MN.


Congratulations on a great season of jazz band!

Copper Street Brass Quintet in residence Monday March 31st


The Copper Street Brass quintet will is in residence Monday March 31st.  Waconia High School.  This professional brass quintet will be providing clinics to Waconia High School bands.


Copper Street Brass performance has been made possible through a Target Arts Grant.

2014 Lake Waconia Band Festival Full!


The 2014 Lake Waconia Band Festival has been capped at a very full 16 bands!  We can’t wait to welcome each and every band to Waconia on Saturday June 21st for what will surly be a memorable festival.

The Lake Waconia Band Festival is an annual event that is held each year on the third Saturday in June. This year the Lake Waconia Band Festival celebrates it’s 16th year of filling our beautiful city with the sights and sounds of a marching band competition. Is there any better way to spend a Minnesota Saturday evening in June?

This “Bands-Only” parade competition is one of the highlights of the summer marching season in central Minnesota and presents many of the best bands from across Minnesota and Wisconsin. The parade begins at 6:00 PM and travels along Main Street in downtown Waconia with breath-taking views of beautiful Lake Waconia. An awards ceremony is held at Bayview Elementary School immediately following the parade.

This years line up will include these participating bands.

728 Cadets


Champlin Park

Cotter High School


Henry Sibley



Mankato Area 77 Lancers

New Prague 

Waconia High School 

See you there!