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FHS senior selected for Minnesota Youth Jazz Band
Posted 11/12/2019 02:00PM

Congratulations to Fridley High School senior Adam Johnson who was selected to be a member of the Minnesota Youth Jazz Band (MYJB)! MYJB consists of three highly-competitive student jazz ensembles. Auditions are open to students from across the Twin Cities metro area, and the musicians who are selected into the ensembles are some of the best jazz students in the state.

MYJB ensembles typically meet once or twice a week, rehearsing with some of Minnesota’s best jazz educators.  Students learn challenging music and work on musical style, history, and improvisation in further depth, compared to standard school jazz bands.  Each ensemble performs several concerts throughout the year, and even record a professional CD. 

Adam is a senior tenor saxophone player, and was one of 44 such players who auditioned this year for the group. Only eight tenor sax players from the state were selected. Adam was also a member of the North Metro Honor Jazz Band program in 2018, which is an affiliate of MYJB. 

Congratulations to Adam on this impressive achievement!

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