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The Waconia instrumental music department offers a comprehensive 5th – 12th grade musical experience.  Each year the program supports 750+ students with concert band based curriculum.  Co-curricular ensembles are also offered outside of the school day including marching band, jazz band, solo ensemble, pep band, show bands, and numerous small performance groups.  Waconia bands have a strong commitment to excellence and enjoy tremendous support from our community.

Marching Band



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!


More information about the Black and Gold can be found here.

Jazz Band

The Waconia Band program offers jazz ensembles in 6th – 12th grades.  We are proud to offer 3 middle-level jazz ensembles as well as three high school big bands.  Waconia Jazz bands perform locally and around the region in concerts and jazz festivals.