728 Cadets conquer band festival

The 728 Cadets found success at the 15th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival, winning multiple awards, including Grand Champion and People’s Choice.

The 728 Cadets found success at the 15th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival, winning multiple awards, including Grand Champion and People’s Choice.

The 728 Cadets came, saw and conquered at the 15th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival, which drew thousands of spectactors to Waconia on Saturday, June 15.

Hailing from School District 728 and representing the towns of Elk River, Rogers, Zimmerman and Otsego, the 728 Cadets and their repertoire of “A Simple Gift” won the Grand Champion and People’s Choice awards.

The 728 Cadets were first in Class AAA, where they also won the Best Winds and Best Drumline awards.

In addition, the 728 Cadets also took home the title of Owat-onia Grand Champion of the Day, an award that is shared by the Harry Wegner Band Festival and the Lake Waconia Band Festival and given to the band that participates in both festivals and earns the highest combined point total.

Last year, the Mankato 77 Lancers won the top three awards but this year, the Lancers had to settle for second place in Class AAA. The Lancers were followed by Park Center (3rd) and Owatonna (4th). In Class AA, Litchfield took first followed by Sauk Rapids-Rice (2nd), Champlin Park (3rd) and Maple Grove (4th). Henry Sibley captured first in Class A, trailed by Winona Cotter (2nd), Richfield (3rd) and Saint Francis (4th).

The Best Winds awards went to Winona Cotter (A), Litchfield (AA) and 728 Cadets (AAA). Henry Sibley (A), Sauk Rapids-Rice (AA) and 728 Cadets (AAA) were honored with the Best Drumline awards and Best Color Guard awards were bestowed to Henry Sibley (A), Litchfield (AA) and Park Center (AAA).

The Waconia High School Marching Band delighted the crowds with an exhibition performance. Waconia still has a handful of performances remaining — Roseville on June 24, Fridley on June 27, and Alexandria on June 30 — before the marching band embarks on its trip to Colorado.

The 16th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14, 2014.

 

Contact Todd Moen at todd.moen@ecm-inc.com

 

15th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2013

CLASS A

Henry Sibley Marching Band – 65.70
Winona Cotter Marching Band – 64.30
Richfield Marching Spartans – 59.30
Saint Francis Marching Band – 54.40

CLASS AA

Litchfield Marching Dragons – 73.30
Sauk Rapids-Rice Marching Storm – 71.60
Champlin Park Marching Band – 70.40
Maple Grove Marching Crimson – 65.90

CLASS AAA

728 Cadets – 82.70
Mankato 77 Lancers – 79.80
Park Center Marching Pirates – 79.50
Owatonna Marching Band – 68.10

Best Winds

Winona Cotter – A
Litchfield – AA
728 Cadets – AAA

Best Drumline

Henry Sibley – A
Sauk Rapids-Rice – AA
728 Cadets – AAA

Best Color Guard
Henry Sibley – A
Litchfield – AA
Park Center – AAA

Grand Champion
728 Cadets

People’s Choice
728 Cadets

Owat-onia Grand Champion of the Day
728 Cadets

 

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