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Lettering Forms Due Friday

Make sure to get your lettering forms in before Friday


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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.


Waconia Lions Help Band!


Thank you to the Waconia Lions for help raising over $2500.00 to support our very own Waconia High School band program.  Through the Lion’s annual calendar sale many of our students will see direct benefit through their “Charms” accounts.  We look forward to having an even better calendar sale starting next fall!


Pictured is John Pohalnd – Waconia band director and the Waconia Lions making an incredible donation to our program!



First Year Marching Band Member Meeting Thursday February 20th

This coming Thursday, February 20th there will be a “First Year Member Marching Band Meeting” at 6:00 PM in the WHS Band Room.
The purpose of this meeting will be to help inform and educate all of our new members’ families about all things Waconia HS Marching Band!  Items to be addressed will include:
  • Payments
  • Schedule
  • Rehearsals
  • Attendance Policies
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Our Trip to Chicago
  • and MUCH more!
Please plan to attend this meeting if you are new to the WHS Marching Band Program!


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!



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.