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37th Annual

Waseca Marching Classic

Waseca, Minnesota

Saturday, September 21, 2024

12:00 PM Parade
Downtown Waseca

5:30 PM Field Show
9:05 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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 Waseca Marching Classic Celebration Celebrating 37 years, 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 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 5:30pm field show at the Waseca Jr.-Sr. High School Stadium features bands competing in three classes. The 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.

2024 Participating Bands

 Waseca Marching Classic As of May 28, 2024

• Eagle Grove Marching Eagles, Eagle Grove, IA
• Lakeville North Panther Marching Band, Lakeville, MN
• Lakeville South Marching Cougars, Lakeville, MN
• Luverne Cardinal Marching Band, Luverne, MN
• Pipestone Area Arrow Marching Band, Pipestone, MN
• Spirit of Worthington Trojan Marching Band, Worthington, MN
• Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - Exhibition

• Blaine Marching Bengals, Blaine, MN
• Coon Rapids Marching Cardinals, Coon Rapids, MN
• Eden Prairie Eagle Marching Band, Eden Prairie, MN
• Lakeville South Marching Cougars, Lakeville, MN
• Luverne Cardinal Marching Band, Luverne, MN
• Mankato 77 Lancers Marching Band, Mankato, MN
• Okoboji Pioneer Pride Marching Band, Okoboji, IA
• Pipestone Area Marching Arrows, Pipestone, MN
• Rochester Lourdes High School Marching Band, Rochester, MN
• Spirit Lake "The Force", Spirit Lake, IA
• "Spirit of Madison" Marching Band, Madison, SD
• Waseca Marching Jays, Waseca, MN - Exhibition

2023 Results

 Waseca Marching Classic PARADE
63.1 Stewartville, MN
56.9 Pipestone, MN
54.0 Luverne, MN

72.1 Eastview HS, Apple Valley, MN (Percussion)
72.0 Lakeville South, MN (Horn Line, Color Guard, Drum Majors)
64.7 Worthington, MN
56.5 Blaine, MN

Waseca Marching Jays

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

59.6 Luverne, MN
53.4 Pipestone, MN

72.5 Spirit Lake, IA
71.6 Rochester Lourdes, MN
68.0 Coon Rapids, MN (Drum Majors)
64.4 Madison, SD
57.3 Hutchinson, MN

82.7 Eastview, MN (Horn Line, Percussion)
82.1 Lakeville South, MN (Color Guard)
71.9 Sioux Falls Washington, SD - TIE
71.9 Champlin Park, MN - TIE
64.7 Blaine, MN

Waseca Marching Jays

Herb Streitz Spirit Award: Spirit Lake, IA
Field Sweepstakes: Eastview HS, MN
Richard "Butch" Dufault Sweepstakes Award (60% Field + 40% Parade): Eastview HS, MN

Related Events

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

Future Dates

Saturday, September 21, 2024
Saturday, September 20, 2025
Saturday, September 19, 2026
(Always held on the second-to-last Saturday in September)

For More Information


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