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2021 WMB Absence Form

Please click HERE for the 2021 WMB Absence Form! Make sure you still talk to a director BEFORE you are absent whenever possible! Get excited for the season!


Click HERE for the link to all things related to Band Camp 2021! It is probably the most transformative week of our season, and we can’t wait to share our 2021 show, “Paint it Black and Gold” with you all Wednesday, June 9th at City Square Park! Music and marching begin at 6 PM! See you there!


Click HERE for the link to all things related to Band Camp 2019! It is one of the coolest parts of Marching Band, and we can’t wait to return and share our 2019 show, “A New Day” with you all next Wednesday night at City Square Park! Food stands open at 5 PM, music and marching begin at 6 PM! See you there!

Here are the links from our Parent Meeting on Monday night! Please make sure you go through the presentations in their entirety as there is plenty of good information.

2019 WMB Season Information

2019 Chaperone Orientation

Twins Ticket Order Form

WMB Apparel 2019 (including required student Dri-Fits and Tour T-shirts)

Get Ready for the 2019 Marching Band Season!

2019 Show theme: “A New Day”

Helpful links and Forms for the 2019 season

2019 Commitment form

2019 Absence Form

2019 Scholarship Form

2019 New Parent Meeting Slideshow 

2019 Parade Chaperone Form

The Lake Waconia Band Festival will be held Saturday June 15th – We hope to see you there!

Check out our 2019 Calendar HERE


10 Parade performances around the state of Minnesota

Lake Waconia Band Festival 

Harry Wenger Band Festival 

Alexandria Band Festival 

Minnesota Twins National Anthem 

Huntington Beach 4th of July Parade

Drum Corps International events 

And much More!

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

2017 Marching Band Trip Release

WMB 2016

Recap from 2017 Season

The 165 member Waconia Marching Band enjoyed a tremendous summer performing and sharing their show “Summertime” all throughout Minnesota and enjoyed outstanding performances in the International Lion’s Parade in Chicago, IL, a National Anthem Performance at both the Minnesota Twins and St. Louis Cardinals games, as well as a memorable final parade on the 4th of July near St. Louis, MO.

Recap from 2015 Season

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





Saint Francis

Sauk Rapids – Rice

Henry Sibley

New Prague

Park Center



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” 


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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