Congratulations to junior Grant Johnson (left) for being named to the 2024-25 All-State Band. Congratulations also to sophomore Luke Stineman (right) for being named an alternate for the 2024-25 All-State Band.

Students in high school band audition for an All-State spot in March. Judges listen to the students, evaluating them on their overall musicianship and technique. In mid-April, the Minnesota Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Committee chooses the final rosters.

Students then have the opportunity to attend camp in August where they meet their guest conductor and attend long hours of rehearsals and sectionals. The August concert is the result of great dedication and commitment by some of the most talented young musicians in Minnesota. All of the young musicians meet again in February to perform at Orchestra Hall as part of the MMEA Midwinter Convention.

Grant Johnson