WHS Trojan Band

WHS Marching Band 2018

The We the People banner is held in front of the bleachers with the costumed band members seated on the floor on both sides. The marching band standing on the bleachers in the gym dressed in black uniforms.  The tuba players and band commanders are standing on the balcony behind the band.  The colorguard is lined up on either side of the band in red uniforms.  

   Ricker's Photography, Worthington


 From Worthington, Minnesota

Band Size:170 Members (115 winds & percussion; 27 auxiliary; 24 frontline & crew; 4 commanders)
Commanders: Sarah DeSmith, Katie O’Donnell, Cynthia Souksavath & Addison Wass 
Director: Jon Loy
Assistant Director: Zach Brandt

Band Staff: Joe Cataneo, Than Than Kyaw, Jennifer Scholtes (colorguard); Brett Kroeger, Ashley Hoefker, Matt Tims (drumline); Jon Wendt, Sean Benz, Vickie Lord Anderson (frontline & props crew); Brent Turner (visual caption head); Judie Johnson (props design); Anne Foley (historian); Pam Immens (head chaperone); Nickel & Hansberger families (equipment trailer).

Parade Music: 2019 Parade Show- “WE THE PEOPLE”  Featuring: This is My Country, The Marine’s Hymn, The U.S. Air Force, The Caisson Song, Anchor’s Away, Semper Paratus, National Emblem March & the Stars & Stripes Forever! Music arranged by Jeremy Hegg with percussion book by Matt Tims.


Recent Honors: Over the past decade, the WHS Trojan Band has captured several Parade Grand Championships, Sweepstakes and People’s Choice Awards as well as caption awards for guard, drumline winds, commanders and visuals, both regionally and nationally, including the Outback Bowl, Tampa, FL; Hollywood Christmas Parade, Hollywood, CA; McDonald’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Chicago, IL; Anoka Halloween Parade, Anoka, MN; Area Lakes Festival of Bands, Chester, SD; River City Band Festival, Chamberlain, SD; Battle of the Bands, Lake Crystal, MN; Tri-State Band Festival, Luverne, MN; Festival of Bands, USA, Sioux Falls, SD; Algona Band Day, Algona, IA and the Waseca Marching Classic, Waseca, MN. 

2019 Summer / Fall Parade Season: ''Meet The Trojans' & King Turkey Day Parade – Worthington, MN; Waseca Marching Classic – Waseca, MN; Tri-State Band Festival – Luverne, MN; Algona Band Day – Algona, IA; March to the Meridian Band Festival – Yankton, SD; UND Band Day – Grand Forks, ND; WHS Homecoming & Marching Band Indoor Concerts, Worthington, MN; Minnesota representatives at this year’s 2019 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Parade – Atlanta, GA.

Band Background: The Marching Trojans are proud to represent the City of Worthington and Independent School District 518. Under the direction of Jon Loy, the ‘Spirit of Worthington’ Trojan Marching Band is part of a collaborative music program at WHS where students can participate in any of the 10-performance and non-performance based music classes currently offered including the award-winning Worthington HS Concert Band, Concert Choir and Orchestra. Please welcome the Marching Trojans of Worthington High School!

2017 WHS Indoor Marching Band Concert