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Congratulations 2020 Graduates

What an incredibly difficult thing it was to say goodbye to our 2020 seniors yesterday. It was supposed to be our Spring Concert last night, and not getting the chance to make music together last night will be something we will never quite be able to make up for. We hope to see them, albeit socially distanced, over the next few months at various events. But for now…

These seniors are truly remarkable. They are immensely talented. They are supportive of each other. They are extremely intelligent. They are confident, yet humble. They are well-rounded. They are hard-working. They are so much fun to be around. They do not let things keep them down. They persevere. They laugh with each other, and they cry with each other. 

But most of all, they are good people. Some of the best.

Congratulations to our 2020 WHS Band Seniors. You most certainly will be missed, but you have left the WHS Band program better than when you found it, and we are so grateful for that!

From the bottom of our hearts, we love you, we are proud of you, and we can’t wait to see what you do next!!

2020 WMB Absence Form Now Available

Please click HERE for the 2020 WMB Absence Form! Make sure you still talk to a director BEFORE you are absent whenever possible! Get excited for the season!

2020 WMB Commitment Forms are out!!!

Greetings Marching Band Families!

HERE will find the 2020 WMB Cover Letter and Commitment Letter for our upcoming season.

Please note, we are asking for commitment letters to be in no later than the Monday when we return from Spring Break. However, the sooner the better! We want to start planning and getting the season underway, and the more people we have getting their stuff turned in, the quicker we can do that!

We know that finances are one of the biggest concerns with your participation in the WMB. If you and your family need to make adjustments to our payment schedule, please contact Mr. Pohland! The dates we have are mostly just to give you a spaced out timeline, but if there are other dates that work better for your family, that is ok too!

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Can’t wait to start our season!

2020 WMB is coming!

Good afternoon WHS Band Students!

Attached and below you will find a bunch of things related to Marching Band!

1. The trailer releasing our show and trip can be found HERE!!! It is going to be awesome!

2. The packet for auditioning for Hornline (all wind instruments) can be found HERE.

3. Colorguard Meet and Greet Dates are scheduled for the following dates at Bayview Elementary:  January 21st and January 28th from 6:30 to 8:30pm

4. Drumline Meet and Greet will be on Tuesday, January 21st from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the WHS Band Room. Auditions will be the following week on Tuesday, January 28th from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM in the WHS Band room.

At this time, we don’t have a cost for the season ready for you, tuition costs typically fall in the $400-500 range, and our trip is typically $400-500 as well. That is a good guage to help you plan, and we will get final costs to you all as soon as possible. If cost is an issue for you, please don’t assume you can’t do WMB. Please see Mr. P, Ms. Wilmes or Mr. Snyder and let them know your concerns and we will do everything we can to still let you march!

Yuletide Concerts!

Please join us this week for our Annual Yuletide Concerts at Waconia High School! We have concerts on Thursday and Friday evening, beginning at 7:00 PM in the WHS Performing Arts Center. There will be pre-concert music from our Jazz Bands beginning at 6:20 PM.

Thursday evening’s performances will feature our 9th grade Varsity Band and Choir, the Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble, with pre-concert music from Jazz II PM and Jazz I.

Friday evening’s performances will feature our 10th grade Symphonic Band and Cantabile Choir, the Concert Band, Concert Choir, Chamber Choir and Wind Ensemble, with pre-concert music from Jazz II AM and Jazz I.

Concerts are FREE to attend, and are some of our most anticipated musical events of the whole year! Hope to see you there!