Ten students from Maple Grove Junior High earned Superior ratings at the Regional Mid-level Solo and Ensemble Festival. This is the highest rating awarded by the event’s judges.

Musicians earning a Superior rating are: Kaylee Shibley, 7th grade flute solo; Janelle Hyde, 7th grade baritone solo; Lucas Jackson, 9th grade clarinet solo; Emilia Biason and Kyra Kjeldahl, 9th grade clarinet duet; and the MGJH jazz combo including Andrew Aakre, Berin Blashack, Calvin Caron, Jacob Hyers, and Andrew Lovdahl.

Approximately 50 band students from Maple Grove Junior High School performed at the festival.

Additionally, Maple Grove Junior High student, Lucas Jackson, attended this year’s Minnesota Band Director’s Association 9th/10th grade all-state band rehearsal and concert at Alexandria High School. 

-May 2015