Category Archive: Article

Jun 16

“Owatonnia” Is Ours In 2013


By Ken Tracy As I think about how Saturday, June 15th 2013 happened I am amazed at the day that the 728 Cadets Marching Band has had. All 94 students arrived for the buses at RHS by the 6:30am call time. We boarded and the Chaperones did a nose count to be sure we had …

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Feb 06

Who knew we had Rock Stars in Osseo?

Who knew we had Rock Stars in Osseo? By Nancy Tracy On Saturday, February 2, the North Star Circuit hosted the Scholastic Competition for the Winter Guard teams from several surrounding communities.  River Valley Winter Guard was one of the teams, along with Irondale, Eden Prairie, Park Center, Osseo, and six other schools from the …

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Sep 06

Rogers & Zimmerman Auditorium Meetings Scheduled

Aug. 30, 2012 An Ad-Hoc committee of the ISD 728 School Board has scheduled two community conversations for the purpose of gathering information on the support of new performing arts/auditoriums at Rogers and Zimmerman high schools. The community conversations and initiatives will be volunteer driven and are not associated with any ISD 728 ballot issues. …

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Jul 14

ER Star News: 728 Cadets close successful season

There is another article in the Elk River Star News about the 728 Cadets. Click here to read more.  

Jul 13

A “Tribal” Season Recap

This season of “Tribal” has come to a close with the Maple Grove Parade on Thursday. This was a culmination of a second straight winning season where crowds were inspired by the “People’s Choice” band known as the 728 Cadets. We who support the Cadets really enjoyed watching you, hearing your music and seeing others …

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Jul 06

Kindness From Our Fans Is Great To Hear

This thing I have noticed and more importantly the crowds have noticed is who the 728 Cadets are. In each and every parade we march we hear really great people making comments; saying nice things about us, our music and how impressed they are. When the people attending parades across Minnesota are all saying great …

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Jul 06

Next Week (basically the last week) with Eileen

Did I not say this would fly by!  Still catches me off guard. Shoes:  If you received a pair on NEW shoes this year (BP or CG) and they are already worn through, please contact Sarah Schultz. Sunday                       07-08 Starbuck Parade 10:00am Report to RHS 10:30 Buses Depart 1:30 Parade Begins Cannot find a …

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Jul 04

This Week with Eileen

Hello Everyone ~ Sorry about the late “This Week”, but I was out of state over the weekend. The Austin parade map is here, have not seen/found one for Blooming Prairie. Band Proper will be marching in their 728 Cadets Tribal T-Shirt, Bibs and Dinkles tomorrow. (no jackets or shakos) If the parade is judged, …

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Jun 26

What A Week… now to relax and reflect

Now that the week is almost over for the Marching Band it’s a good time to share some thoughts about the weekend’s parades. I can say that this was a marathon weekend and really puts miles on the Cadets, volunteers, Directors and the parents who came along for the ride. Each and every one of …

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Jun 22

Alexandria Weekend Update

Hello Everyone ~ Below are links to this weekend’s parade routes.  St. Cloud & Alexandria have judging marked.  Roseville, I’m guessing the “ ! “ symbols are where the bands are expected to perform.  Rogers, there are no indications for performances or judging. However, over the last four years, the bands have always performed in …

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