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Marching Band 2017 Parent Meeting Tuesday February 28th

We are so excited that while it seems like it can’t be true, Waconia Marching Band (WMB) is just around the corner!  We hope you all are as excited as we are!  Just a couple quick announcements for now, and much more to come soon!
  1. We have a WMB Rookie Parent Meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, February 28th at 7 PM.  Looking forward to meeting you all and getting you some more information on having your son/daughter involved in our program!
  2. For all members, both rookies and veterans, please keep your eyes open for our WMB Commitment Form, which we are hoping to have out within the week.
  3. For those interested, almost all of the dates for both rehearsals and performances can be found on our Google Calendar, found at waconiabands.com.  Many families find it is really nice to just sync the WHS Band Calendar with their own calendars so that all dates are there.
Go Big Black!

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!

Solo Ensemble Contest Success!

Congratulations to the 20+ solo and ensemble participants that took place at Shakopee High School Monday March 3rd.  Waconia High School Bands represented well earning 11 Superior ratings and a “Best in Site” award for an exceptional saxophone ensemble.  Keep up that playing as Waconia will also host is own solo ensemble contest Thursday May 1st.

 

 

 

Monday Monday Monday!

HOT WINGS FOR MONEY!

Gather your team for a fun team bonding event or simply take your family out to dinner and support the Waconia Band Program.

 

This coming Monday October 14th, if you bring this coupon into Buffalo Wild Wings in Chanhassen and have lunch or dinner, Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of your check back to the Waconia Band Booster program. This event is the first in what could be a rotating fund raiser for any group in need of funds for their program. In order to make it successful, we need as many people to join the effort by simply eating at Buffalo Wild Wings that day.  With your support this month, the Band program succeeds. With the potential of the 600 plus band students and their parents along with as many other participating groups supporting your designated future date, your program succeeds. The possibility of relatively hands off fundraising is exciting to think about. All you have to do is eat…that’s my kind of fund raiser.

 

So join us on Monday, October 14th  for lunch or dinner. Present the attached ticket and help fund the best High School band in Minnesota!

The Waconia High School Band

Thanks for your help and enjoy the food!

Waconia Lions Donate to the Waconia Marching Band!

After completing successful 2013 marching band season the Waconia Marching Band found themselves facing a problem with their snare drums!   It had become very clear that the snare drums would not make it through another marching band season.    The intense utilization of the snare drums combined with the weather extremes of the summer season had taken  a serious toll and the drums were starting to collapse.   The cost associated with replacing the snare drums could negatively not only the Waconia Marching Band budget, but the overall budget of the Waconia Band program.     It left the directors struggling with how best to fund their urgent need.   Enter the Waconia Lions!

 

Band Directors John Pohland and Phil Synder presented their donation request at the regular Waconia Lions meeting on September 10th.    After the presentation the Waconia Lions members discussed the request, the number of students involved with the Waconia Marching Band program, how the Waconia Marching Band was involved within the community, and how they represent all of the District 110.  In the end, the decision for the Waconia Lions was a no brainer and they approved the $7,500 necessary to fully fund the replacement of the snare drums for the Waconia Marching Band!

 

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Pictured above is the Waconia Lions presentation of their donation to the Waconia Marching Band on September 17th at Waconia High School.   Marching Band members receiving the donation from left to right are Sophomore Lily Hastings, Director John Pohland, Sophomore Olivia Thomas, Sophomore Coleden Wedge, Junior Kai Pedersen, and Director Phil Synder.   Presenting the donation for the Waconia Lions is Vice President Joe Gifford.