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34th Annual

Waseca Marching Classic

Waseca, Minnesota

Saturday, September 18, 2021

12:00 PM Parade
Downtown Waseca

5:15 PM Field Show
8:30 PM Awards and Fireworks

Waseca Jr.-Sr. H.S. Stadium
1717 2nd St NW
Waseca, MN 56093

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Devon Lawrence, Band Director

Phone: 507-835-5470, ext. 3524
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Home > Featured Events > Waseca Marching Classic
 Waseca Marching Classic Celebration The Waseca Marching Classic is noted for its hospitality and well-rounded experience for participating bands. Details such as educational clinics, a large community parade and a fireworks display have become hallmarks of the Classic.

The Classic is celebrating its 34th year. The parade begins at 12:00pm in downtown Waseca. Thousands of spectators line the parade route which travels on State Street from 2nd Avenue SE to 6th Avenue NE. Professional judges critique the parade and field competitions. Throughout the day, these same judges/clinicians offer one-hour educational 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.

Interested bands can get more information and register online at Classification is determined by school enrollment, but special circumstances will be considered by the Classic committee for bands with less experience or personnel. Bands that register by August 15 are eligible for one of three bonus "band participation" prizes ranging from $250 to $500. See for details.

The 2020 Waseca Marching Classic was presented as a virtual event. The video from the event is available for viewing free of charge until September 18, 2021. View the 2020 virtual video at

2021 Participating Bands

As of July 30, 2021

Eagle Grove Marching Eagles, Eagle Grove, IA
Lakeville South Marching Cougars, Lakeville, MN
NRHEG Panther Marching Band, New Richland, MN
Stewartville High School Marching Tigers, Stewartville, MN
Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - Exhibition

Algona Scarlet Regiment Marching Band, Algona, IA
Andover Marching Huskies, Andover, MN
Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, Coon Rapids, MN
Lakeville South Marching Cougars, Lakeville, MN
Luverne Cardinal Marching Band, Luverne, MN
Pipestone Area Marching Arrows, Pipestone, MN
Rochester Lourdes High School Marching Band, Rochester, MN
Spirit Lake "The Force", Spirit Lake, IA
Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - Exhibition

2019 Results

 Waseca Marching Classic PARADE
60.0 Eagle Grove, IA
57.8 Adrian, MN

71.8 Stewartville, MN (Horn Line)
66.6 Luverne, MN

76.6 Worthington, MN (Percussion, Auxiliary, Drum Majors)
74.5 Lakeville South, MN

Waseca Marching Jays

People's Choice: Worthington, MN
Parade Sweepstakes: Worthington, MN

71.2 Spirit Lake, IA
64.7 Luverne, MN

78.0 Rochester Lourdes, MN
68.0 Coon Rapids, MN
66.8 Hutchinson, MN
63.1 Bishop Heelan, Sioux City, IA

86.6 Eastview, MN (Horn Line, Percussion, Auxiliary, Drum Majors)
77.0 Lakeville South, MN
72.0 Sioux Falls Washington, SD

Waseca Marching Jays

Herb Streitz Spirit Award: Bishop Heelan, Sioux City, IA
Field Sweepstakes: Eastview, MN
Richard "Butch" Dufault Sweepstakes Award (60% Field + 40% Parade): Lakeview South

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• A 10-15 minute fireworks display is presented immediately after the awards ceremony.

Future Dates

Saturday, September 18, 2021
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Saturday, September 23, 2023
(Always held on the second-to-last Saturday in September)

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Devon Lawrence, Band Director
Phone: 507-835-5470, ext. 3524