The Waseca Marching Classic is celebrating its 34th year. Once again, the goal is to provide the best possible day for high school marching band students and their fans!
The parade begins at 12 noon in downtown Waseca and includes marching bands, Classic Car Cruise, dignitaries, royalty, & more.
Thousands of spectators line the parade route which travels on State Street from 2nd Avenue SE to 6th Avenue NE. Parade Awards at Trowbridge Park immediately following parade.
Professional judges critique the parade and field show competitions. Throughout the day these same six judges/clinicians offer one hour educational music clinics to the participating bands.
The 5:15pm field show at the Waseca Jr.-Sr. High School Stadium features bands competing in three classes.
The 8:30pm awards ceremony is followed by the grand finale, the Classic fireworks display, a favorite of the band students.
2021 Participating Bands as of September 4
Adrian-Elsworth Marching Dragons (Parade)
Algona Scarlet Regiment Marching Band (Field)
Andover Marching Huskies (Field)
Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals (Field)
Coon Rapids, MN
Eagle Grove Marching Eagles (Parade)
Eagle Grove, IA
Eastview H.S. Marching Band (Parade & Field)
Apple Valley, MN
Eden Prairie H.S. Eagle Marching Band (Field)
Eden Prairie, MN
Hutchinson Marching Tigers
Lakeville South Marching Cougars (Parade & Field)
Luverne Cardinal Marching Band (Field)
NRHEG Panther Marching Band (Parade)
New Richland, MN
Pipestone Area Marching Arrows (Field)
Rochester Lourdes High School Marching Band (Field)
Spirit Lake “The Force” (Field)
Spirit Lake, IA
Stewartville High School Marching Tigers (Parade)
Waseca Marching Jays (exhibition Parade & Field)
Lane Powell, Marching Ex
John Greene, Percussion
Dave Gudmastad, Music GE
Andy Schmidt, Visual GE
Steve Citta, Guard
Joel Matuzak, Music Ex
Lane Powell, Guard/Head Judge
John Greene, Music GE
Dave Gudmastad, Marching Ex
Andy Schmidt, Music Ex
Steve Citta, Visual GE
Joel Matuzak, Percussion