WHS Pep Band rocks out

What group helps add excitement to local sporting events? The Waconia High School Pep Band! According to band director John Pohland, the pep band is made up of all students in the 9-12th grade band program. Students are asked to attend at least four events during the fall and four events during the winter seasons. The pep band students aim to support the WHS sports teams as often as possible. The pep band students practice during their regularly scheduled band rehearsals early in the school year each fall. Some of their favorite tunes include: Freeze Frame, Smoke on the Water, 25 or 6 to 4, and, of course, the school rouser. More information and a schedule for all things Waconia High School Bands can be found at waconiabands.com. Here, the band plays during Waconia’s homecoming football game on Friday, Sept. 21. (Patriot photo by Melissa Marohl)