JHS students selected to U of M Honor BandSix Alexandria Jefferson High School (JHS) Band students were recently selected as members of the 2011 University of Minnesota Honor Band.
Six Alexandria Jefferson High School (JHS) Band students were recently selected as members of the 2011 University of Minnesota Honor Band. Students from across the upper Midwest were selected to this honor band by submitting an audition CD with a minimum of five minutes of solo literature.
Students selected to the honor band were Rachel Astrup, alto saxophone; Bennett Freitag, trombone; Alex Blaser, oboe; Peter Brackin, tenor saxophone; Spencer Brand, trumpet; and Nick Hansberry, tuba.
The University of Minnesota Honor Band is one of the premiere festivals in the Midwest, providing students an opportunity to work with some of the finest conductors and clinicians in the nation. Besides performing some of the most accomplished concert band literature, the students will have an opportunity to receive master classes on their instruments by professional musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra.
The honor band festival will be held January 28 to 30, culminating with a concert on Sunday, January 30 at 1:30 p.m. in Ted Mann Concert Hall.