Worthington High School Trojan Band


With the full distance learning model now in effect, our marching band activity has been temporarily suspended until further notice from the district.  This decision was not made lightly and in light of the recent COVID -19 issues at ISD 518, the decision to shut down large activity groups was made by Administration. Please know that your talents, gifts and contributions are so needed at this critical time.  We will be back together again sometime after Oct. 5, stronger for it all.  Our planned Lights Out! Field show is still scheduled for Oct. 30 as well as our Live! Anoka performance on the 31st.  WE CAN DO THIS BAND!!  GO TROJANS!!

 From Worthington, Minnesota

Band Size:160 Members (112 winds & percussion; 27 auxiliary; 17 frontline & crew; 4 commanders)
CommandersJuan Guizar, Logan Immens, Jeffrey Ludes & Cristina Magana
Director:  Jon Loy
Assistant DirectorZach Brandt

Band Staff: Than Than Kyaw, Jennifer Scholtes, Rebecca Tims (colorguard);  Ashley Hoefker, Matt Tims (drumline); Jon Wendt (frontline & props crew); Jeanette Jenson (instrumental technician); Jeremy Hegg (music arranger); Matt Tims (percussion book); Joe Cataneo (guard book); Brent Turner (visual caption head); Judie Johnson (props design); Anne Foley (historian); Pam Immens (head chaperone);  Nickel & Hansberger families (equipment trailers).

Parade Music: 2020 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 HonorsOver 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.

2020 Summer / Fall Parade Season: “Meet The Trojans’ & King Turkey Day Parade – Worthington, MN; Riverfest Parade – Windom, MN;  Tri-State Band Festival – Luverne, MN;  Algona Band Day – Algona, IA;  MSU Band Day – Mankato, MN; Anoka Halloween 100th anniversary Parade – Anoka, MN;  WHS Homecoming  & The Marching Band Indoor Concerts, Worthington, MN.

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 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!