Top of the class

AllStateBandCMYKWaconia High School band students Mari Jorgenson-Rathke and Colin Swee have been named to the Minnesota All State Band and Orchestra. Both Swee (trombone) and Jorgenson-Rathke (violin) went through an intensive audition process and were selected for All State honors. Of the nearly 2,000 students that auditioned for All State band and orchestra only 150 were selected. Swee and Jorgenson-Rathke will spend one week this summer practicing with the best music students in the state. They will also get to work alongside world class conductors and music educators. The All State band and orchestras will also perform at Orchestra Hall at the Minnesota Music Educators Clinic held in Minneapolis early next year. (Submitted Photo)