Worthington High School Trojan Band
‘SPIRIT OF WORTHINGTON’ TROJAN MARCHING BAND
From Worthington, Minnesota
Band Size:150 Members (115 winds & percussion; 18 auxiliary; 13 frontline / props crew; 4 commanders)
Commanders: Cristina Magana, Steven Adams, Alec Langerud, Oziel Briones
Director: Michael Thompson
Additional Support Personnel: Zach Brandt (marching assistant); Jon Wendt (frontline & props crew); Jeremy Hegg (music arranger); Matt Tims (percussion book); Joe Cataneo (guard book); Brent Turner (visual consultant); Jon Loy (parade show design); Judie Johnson (props design); Anne Foley (historian); Robyn Welch (head chaperone); Nickel & Hansberger Families (equipment trailers)
Parade Music: 2021 Parade Show- “TAKIN’ IT TO THE STREETS!” Featuring: “Taking it to the Streets”, “One Hand, One Heart”, “Singing in the Rain” and “Brand New Day!”. 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; Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Atlanta, GA; 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; March to the Meridian Band Festival, Yankton, SD; 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.
2021 Fall Parade Season: ‘Meet The Trojans’, WHS Homecoming, & King Turkey Day Parade – Worthington, MN; Tri-State Band Festival – Luverne, MN; Algona Band Day – Algona, IA; March to the Meridian Band Festival – Yankton, SD; Grande Day Parade – Anoka, MN, The Marching Band Indoor Concerts & Holiday Parade – Worthington, MN.
Band Background: The Marching Trojans are proud to represent the City of Worthington and Independent School District 518. Under the direction of Michael Thompson, the ‘Spirit of Worthington’ Trojan Marching Band is part of a collaborative music program at WHS where students can participate in any of the 12-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!