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FHS bands keep busy schedule

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Multiple Farmington High School bands were in action Saturday, March 4. The Jazz I and Jazz II groups traveled to the University of Minnesota for their annual Jazz Festival, and members of Farmington Winter Percussion took part in a Percussion Showcase at the MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis.

The Jazz Ensembles, directed by Erin Holmes and Bradley Mariska, received positive feedback from a panel of professional jazz clinicians and performed in the University of Minnesota's Ted Mann Concert Hall. The performance included several student soloists, including Conner McCarthy (pictured) on trumpet.

Farmington Winter Percussion, directed by Krissy Bergmark, was featured along with percussion ensembles from several metro area schools during MacPhail's Percussion Showcase day. Students worked with Michael Rosen, Professor of Percussion at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. The Winter Percussion Final Concert was Tuesday, March 14 in the FHS Recital Hall. 

Matt Steichen

Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.

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