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33rd Annual

Waseca Marching Classic

Waseca, Minnesota

Now a virtual event for 2020

Waseca Marching Classic
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Devon Lawrence, Band Director

Phone: 507-835-5470, ext. 3524
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 Waseca Marching Classic Celebration 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 (the date of the 34th Annual Waseca Marching Classic). View the 2020 virtual video at

August 21, 2020

An Invitation from the Waseca Marching Classic.

Due to COVID-19, the Classic Committee regretfully CANCELED the 33rd Annual Waseca Marching Classic scheduled for September 19, 2020. With many high school band festivals canceled, many bands have been left with limited options to perform.

In response to these cancellations and the effect it is having on schools and marching bands throughout Minnesota and surrounding states, the Classic Committee is hosting a virtual event.

We want to give your band an opportunity to perform and receive an educational constructive commentary from six judges of the TriState Judging Association.

Our event timeline and requirements from bands:

- Online registration by Friday, September 11, 2020. The first sixteen (16) bands to register will be accepted. THERE WILL BE NO ENTRANCE FEE.
- Once registration is closed, additional information will be requested for live streamed band introductions.
- Submit a digital video recording of your band performance in Parade or Field to our videographer by September 19, 2020. Maximum Length of Performance: Field - 12 minutes, Parade - 4 1/2 minutes.

* Band Videographer Details:
- Position - Stationary Vantage Point that captures the entire performance
- Continuous recording - Zooming in on featured performers is allowed.
- Parade - On a ladder or platform 80 yards in on the right side.
- Field - Press Box or equivalent.

During the week of September 21, 2020, the judging team will critique each band performance in six captions: Guard, Percussion, Music General Effect, Music Execution, Visual General Effect, and Marching Execution. Since this is not a competition no places will be awarded. Recordings and sheets will be sent directly to each band director.

By October 1, 2020: Our goal is to assemble a live stream event of all bands performing with band introductions and make it available to all participating bands. This streaming service will be FREE OF CHARGE to the public. Students, parents, family members, and friends, no matter where they live, can view. For many this may be the only chance they will have to see bands perform this fall. You will be notified and provided a link to the live stream event as soon as it is complete.

The Waseca Marching Classic is noted for its hospitality and well-rounded experience for participating bands. Details such as 1-hour clinics, a large community parade and a fireworks display have become hallmarks of the Classic.

In 2020 the Classic will celebrate its 33rd year. The Classic Parade features approximately 10 marching bands and more than 100 total units. Thousands of spectators line the 3/4-mile parade route which travels on State Street from 2nd Avenue SE to 6th Avenue NE. Throughout the day, clinicians offer 1-hour parade and field clinics on nearby practice fields (available to all registered bands). Some of the clinicians serve on the judging panels for the day's events. The field show at the Waseca High School stadium features bands competing in three classes. A 10-15 minute fireworks display serves as the grand finale to the awards ceremony.

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 WasecaMarching for details.

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

2019 Performance Order

As of September 15, 2019

PARADE (12:00 Step-Off)
1 Eagle Grove, IA (A)
2 Adrian, MN (A)
4 Luverne, MN (AA)
5 Stewartville, MN (AA)
6 Lakeville South, MN (AAA)
7 Worthington, MN (AAA)
8 Waseca Marching Jays (Exhibition)
Parade Awards Ceremony at Trowbridge Park Bandstand immediately after the parade.

FIELD (5:15 Start)
Gates open at 3:30 pm
Introductions and Announcements
5:30 Spirit Lake, IA (A)
5:46 Luverne, MN (A)
6:02 Hutchinson, MN (AA)
6:18 Bishop Heelan, Sioux City, IA (AA)
6:34 Coon Rapids, MN (AA)
6:50 Rochester Lourdes, MN (AA)
7:06 BREAK
Special Feature: The "Maverick Machine" from Minnesota State University - Mankato
7:26 Sioux Falls Washington, SD (AAA)
7:42 Lakeville South, MN (AAA)
7:58 Eastview HS, Apple Valley, MN (AAA)
8:14 Waseca Marching Jays (Exhibition)
8:30 Awards Ceremony
Fireworks Following Awards

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

Future Dates

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Saturday, September 18, 2021
(Always held on the second-to-last Saturday in September)

For More Information


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