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Welcome Back to School

Welcome back, folks!  We can’t wait to start another fantastic year of band at Waconia High School.

Get a head start by reading the 2016 – 17 band handbook.  It’s filled with amazing information about the upcoming year including dates, course descriptions, grading scales, and so much more.  Make sure to get your copy signed and returned by Friday, September 9th.

Tomorrow night’s open house at the high school and middle school is also a great time to reconnect with your band directors.

Open house hours are from 3:00 – 7:30pm.  We hope to see you there!



2016-17 Band Concert Schedule 

Full Band Calander 

Memorial Day Schedule

We are looking forward to a great first set of performances this weekend Memorial Day.

Here is our timeline for Monday, May 30th

7:00 – 7:30am – Arrive at WHS and get dressed in half uniform.  Some students like to have a little extra time putting on the uniform for the first time.

7:30am – All students dressed and seated on busses.

7:40am – Depart for St. Boni

7:55am – Arrive at St. Boni.  Unload and set up for warm up.

8:10am – Warm up in park

9:00 am – First memorial day performance in St. Boni elementary school.

9:35 am – March out to cemetery for stand-still performance.

10:10 am – Load buses and depart for Waconia

10:45 am – Start of Waconia Memorial day parade.  Waconia Marching band will line up near post office parking lot.

11:00 am – Parade concludes at City Square Park

11:05 am – Waconia Memorial day ceremony begins at City Square Park featuring Waconia Marching band.

12:00 pm – Memorial day ceremony concludes marching band students load buses.

12:20 pm – Arrive back to WHS students are dismissed when all uniforms and equipment has been put away.

We hope to see many of you this weekend.

Start taking lots of pictures!

Lettering Forms Due Friday

Make sure to get your lettering forms in before Friday


Lettering form

Waconia Marching Band to Play National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins

We are so excited to share with you all (although hopefully you already know!) that the WMB will be performing the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins again this summer!  We will also be doing a pre-game concert on the Target Field Station Plaza on the northwest side of the stadium before the game.   Here are the details:
    • Game is Thursday, June 23rd start time 12:00 PM
    • Tickets for this game are $18 per seat, and they will be for sale starting at tonight’s Marching Band Parent Meeting (Tuesday, April 26th). 
    • Feel free to invite as many friends and family as you would like. Let’s fill Target Field with  the Black and Gold Family!
Order your tickets soon as we will only be selling through Friday, May 6th.


Marching Band Information Tuesday April 26th

Welcome to the 44th year of the Waconia High School Marching Band!

Tuesday, April 26th marks our all marching band parent meeting.  All marching band students and parents are expected to attend this meeting that covers almost all of the information you will need to navigate our very exciting marching band season.

Topics to be covered.

– Marching Band Checklists

– Letters from our booster program

– Volunteer information

– Marching Band scholarship information

– Medicals waivers and other forms forms

– Parade and trip Chaperone information

– FAQs

– Payment and fee information

– Supply Orders

– T – Shirts and apparel

Total Marching Band Letter 2016

Total Marching Band Slide Show