Welcome to the WEM High School Band Page! On this page, you will find a schedule of music department dates as well as a schedule of pep band dates. You will also find some information on all the performing groups offered at WEM.
MR. JARED LARSON
Jared Larson started at Waterville-Elysian-Morristown Schools in 2013. He conducts the High School Symphonic Band, High School Jazz Band, High School Marching Band, the Junior High Concert Band, the 6th Grade Band, and also the 5th Grade Beginning Band. Prior to WEM, Larson taught in Hopkins, MN; Park Rapids, MN; and Granda Marais, MN.
Larson earned a bachelor's degree in Instrumental and Classroom Music from Bemidji State University with an emphasis on saxophone in 2004. While in school, he went on numerous tours with the symphonic band as well as the jazz band. His favorite memory of performing is playing on Prairie Home Companion when the show was in Bemidji.
Larson is also an active member of the Minnesota Music Educators Association.
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. K-12 Instrumental and Classroom Music
The Buccaneer Pep Band performs at various High School sporting events including football, volleyball, and boy's and girl's basketball. It is made up of all High School Band students as well as a few community members and junior high students.
The WEM Marching Bucs performs for various events in the Waterville area including the Homecoming Parade, a Homecoming Half-time show, as well as other various community events. This group is led by Mr. Jared Larson.
The WEM Jazz Band is an audition only group of musicians who perform various styles of music including big band, rock, swing, dixie, and many more. The group meets outside of the school day, and begins rehearsal in January.
The Wind Ensemble is the premiere concert band of WEM. It consists of students grades 9-12. The ensemble has 3 main concerts a year, as well as various ensemble and solo performances.