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SHS juniors named to All State Jazz Band


An audition process, that started in fall and ended this winter, has culminated in the selection of two of South High's finest jazz musicians, Sam Clasen and Max Vossen. The two worked on audition materials throughout fall and winter and auditioned in March for the honor of being a part of a jazz band drawing the best high school musicians in the state.

Named by the Minnesota Music Educators AssociationClasen and Vossen join the All State Jazz Band, and will attend a camp this August to work with guest conductors and students from around the state.

In February, they'll spend time in rehearsals just before their big performance at the Minnesota Music Educator's Conference in mid-February 2023. 

The 2023 All State Jazz Guest Conductor will be Juan Tony Guzman, music educator from the Dominican Republic, and professor at Luther College.
Congratuations, again, to Sam and Max, and their talented teacher and mentor Tharon Knowlton.