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Get Ready for the 2017 Marching Band Season!

2017 Show them “Ex Machina”

2017 Marching Band Trip Release

The Lake Waconia Band Festival will be held Saturday June 17th – We hope to see you there!

Check out our 2017 Calendar here

 

WMB 2016

 

 

Recap from 2016 Season. 

The 160 member Waconia Marching Band enjoyed a tremendous summer performing and sharing their show “Summertime” all throughout Minnesota and at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City MI.

The band enjoyed competitive success at all competitions including a Grand Championship at the Viking Land Marching Band Festival in Alexandria Minnesota.  (A competition many consider to be the “State Championship” of Minnesota summer parade band.)

Highlights from the year were playing the National Anthem and concert at a Minnesota Twins game, Band camp at St. Johns University, parades through out Minnesota, performances at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City MI, and a life time of friendships and memories.

 

Summer Time

Helpful links and Forms for the 2016 season

Total Marching Band Letter 2016

2016 WMB Twins Ticket Order Form

Marching Band Commitment Form 2016

Congratulations you are in 2016

New Parent information slide show 

Show Trailer 

2016 Absence Form 

Performances 

10 Parade performances around the state of Minnesota

Band Camp at St. Johns University 

Lake Waconia Band Festival 

Harry Wenger Band Festival 

Alexandria Band Festival 

Minnesota Twins National Anthem 

2016 National Cherry Festival in Traverse City MI 

Drum Corps International events 

And much More!

We can’t wait to see everyone on the streets this summer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highlights From the 2015 Marching Band Season 

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During the 2015 summer, the Waconia High School Marching Band performed in 12 parades and events around Minnesota and also travled to Seattle WA over the 4th of July holiday.  During the competitive season the band earned 4 Grand Championship titles, performed at a Minnesota Twins home game, and brought home a wealth of prizes, awards and accolades.   The Waconia Marching Band would like to thank the Waconia Band Boosters, parents and the community for their never-ending support of our music program.

Seattle Trip Preview 

2015 Show – LABYRINTH 

Lake Waconia Band Festival 

Each year Waconia plays host to the Waconia Band Festival  featuring 15 – 20 of the finest marching bands from around the region.  This year’s festival will be held on the evening of Saturday June 20th. The Lake Waconia Band Festival partners with Harry Wenger Band Festival also held on the same day.  Many bands opt to participate in both festivals!

This year’s Lake Waconia Band Festival is now full!

2015 – Participating Bands –

782 Cadets

Maple Grove

Champlin Park

Mankato 77th Lancers

Litchfield

Owatonna

Blaine

Richfield

Saint Francis

Sauk Rapids – Rice

Henry Sibley

New Prague

Park Center

Hutchinson

Waconia

 

 

Helpful links for the 2015 Season

Charms Office – Sign in for updated account information, Show Music PDFs, and much more

Vikingland Band Festival – Alexandria MN 

Harry Wenger Band Festival – Owatanna MN 

Hearing protection  – Musicians ear plugs are available in the band office for the great price of $10 thanks to ETYMOTIC 

 

Recap from the summer of 2014

The Waconia Marching Band’s 2014 show Entitled “Dia De Los Muertos” thrilled audiences around the state of Minnesota with its very unique and dark show featuring dancing skeletons and a Violin soloist that literally rose from the grave!

2014 show music includes

Danse Macabre – Camille Saint-Saens

Original music composed by Ben Harloff

Competitively speaking the band ended its season earning first place in class AAA and overall “People’s Choice” at the Vikingland Band Festival in Alexandria MN.  Throughout the season The Waconia Marching band also earned Grand Champion Sweepstakes at the Water Days Parade in Buffalo MN and the Rochesterfest Parade in Rochester MN.  The band also had a chance to tour the Chicago area over the 4th of July Holiday and be a featured band at the Taste of Minnesota

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2104 Waconia Marching Band Show 

2014 Marching Band Staff includes

Directors – Phil Snyder, Megan Palmer, John Pohland

Percussion – Joe Asleson, Craig Myers, John Kronlokken

Color Guard – Molly Norton, Patrick Puckett, Paige Holtan

Music Arrangements – Ben Harloff, Joe Asleson

Drill Design – Phil Snyder

Drum Majors names:  Rachael Sanborn, Levi Mathwig, Carissa Dock, Mitchell Taylor

 

 

 

Recap from 2013

The Waconia Marching Band’s 2013 show entitled “The Heist” entertained audiences throughout the summer performing and competing all over the state of Minnesota.  The band concluded its competitive season finishing an impressive 1st place in class AAA at the 2013 Vikingland International Marching Band Festival in Alexandria MN.

The band also had the privilege of performing in Breckenridge Colorado. The Mountain town brought in a live audience of over 20.000 people for its annal 4th of July parade.  The Black and Gold were such a hit they were asked to march the parade twice!

 

 

Waconia Marhcing Band 2013

2013 Waconia Marching Band Show – “The Heist” 

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The Waconia High School Marching band is an award wining ensemble that has a proud tradition of excellence.  The “Black and Gold” as they are often referred to as perform and compete in the 10 – 12 parades each summer in and around Minnesota.  The 130 member band has also been featured all across the United States and Canada earning many 1st place and “Grand Champion” placements.  Make sure that you cheer on the Black and Gold this summer at a parade near you!

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