2016 registration opens on December 10, 2016. Complete the registration form below and submit your band logo and image. Don't forget to put your band name within the file name, such as owatonnaband_photo.jpg and owatonnaband_logo for example. Thank you!
We are very excited to have you join us for the 7th Annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival! We truly believe we can offer your students a fantastic educational experience here at our festival. We also know your parents and fans will enjoy the many assets and amenities Owatonna has to offer.
Our committee is experienced in the Minnesota summer parade marching world and because of that we believe we have put this festival together with the things that YOU want and need to have a great experience for your students and staff.
This is a bands only parade so no stopping and starting for floats, Shriners or other units. While you may choose to play on the route as often as you wish you will only be expected to play 3 times. The last time is for the judges!
Each band will have ample room for your pre performance routine. Why not use our space for cleaning those show spots that you are working to perfect? Plenty of room for practice and warm up that are sometimes a challenge to find at other shows. We will provide you with your own personal host for the entire stay in Owatonna. They are at your beck and call for anything you need. After the parade we will feed you, your staff, students, drivers, chaperones at our own expense near the awards ceremony in our beautiful downtown Central Park.
We believe the competitive parade activity is a very beneficial one to young people. We also know it takes a lot of hard work to prepare for the season. A season that is over in a few short weeks! We believe that as hard as the kids and staff work that they deserve an opportunity to perform more often. You can't add days to the week, but you can add a performance to a day. We are geographically located in a place that if you choose will more than allow you to do our parade and then continue on to one of the other fine events later that night.
The 7th Annual Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival is teaming with The Lake Waconia Band Festival in Waconia to bring a new and exciting competitive aspect to the day's events. Once again we will be awarding "The Owat-onia Grand Champion of the Day Award" to the band with the highest combined point total from the two events. So plan on heading up to Waconia for their great festival to end the day after your performance here in Owatonna!
Awards will be given in three categories to three classes. Contact Kim Cosens at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Registration for this event must be completed by May 1.
Overall Grand Champion: $500
We are pleased to announce that The 2016 Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival is full at this point. We look forward to another wonderful event this summer. If you were not able to get registered early enough we hope to see you at one of our future festivals. As a reference it is best to try and get registered before the end of December. Registration is now officially closed for 2016.