Forty-two District 196 high school students were named all-state musicians by the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) for the 2019-20 school year.
Students were selected by recorded audition in May and are scheduled to take part in camps Aug. 5-10 at University of Minnesota (bands and jazz), St. Olaf College in Northfield (choirs) and the University of Minnesota, Duluth (orchestra). The groups will come back together in February 2020 to perform during MMEA’s annual Midwinter Clinic at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
The all-state musicians from District 196 are listed below by school and the all-state group for which they were selected.
Apple Valley High School students areNora Bengtson and Maquanet Collins, Symphonic Band; Andrew Meyer and Sarah Navratil, Jazz Band; Alex Bengtson, Laurel Carter and Maya Ricard, Concert Band; Kylie Hayes and Jonah Johnson, Mixed Choir, Frank Knier, Tenor Bass Choir, Julia Lee, Orchestra, and Idalys Raposo Cardona, Soprano Alto Choir.
Eagan High School students are Olivia Johnson, Symphonic Band; Jacob Berran, Concert Band; Neha Nayak, Will New and Audrey Parker, Mixed Choir, and Grace Park, Soprano Alto Choir.
Eastview High School students are Gabriel Mahlen and Sarah Titcombe, Symphonic Band; Ian Kenney, Jazz Band; Megan Beyer, Jordan Gressman, Gillian Hitchcock and Henry Rieffer, Concert Band; Svea Hagen and Christopher Hahn, Mixed Choir; Alison Hitchcock, Kyra O’Malley and Thor Reimann, Orchestra, and Charlotte Krekeler and Abigail Reis, Soprano Alto Choir.
Rosemount High School students are Aidan Fircho, SymphonicBand; Nathan Boucher, Ava Perry and Audrey Stenger, Concert Band; Henry Buck, Ryan Niedenthal and Luke Rexing, Mixed Choir; Matthew Bell, Tenor Bass Choir, and Patricia Hernandez and Amy Rodriguez, Soprano Alto Choir.