ERHS band gets superior rating

Black Elk Jazz Band including xxxx, xxx Hookom, Emily Meyer, Sam Gearou, xxxx and Adam Harbeneh. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Black Elk Jazz Band including (from left) Nick Griffiths, Amanda Hookom, Emily Meyer, Sam Gearou, Eric Riesberg and Adam Harbeneh. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

 

Black Elk Jazz Band Ensemble of ERHS received a Superior rating, and the top score, among seven schools in an MSHSL regional jazz band contest hosted by ERHS on Wednesday.

The group, directed by John Rosner, played “Just a Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody” with a tenor sax solo by Emily Meyer; “Goodbye My Heart” with alto sax solo by Adam Harbeneh; and “Caravan” with solos by Dan Alfbveby on guitar, Sam Gearou on trombone and Nick Griffiths on trumpet.

Sam Gearou on trombone

Sam Gearou on trombone

Nick Griffiths on trumpet

Nick Griffiths on trumpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emily Meyer on tenor sax

Emily Meyer on tenor sax

ERHS band members

Alto sax: Adam Harbaneh, Josh Gearou (alto sax) … Tenor sax: Emily Meyer, Charlie Domeier … Bari sax: Rosemary Hampton …. Flute: Amanda Hookom .. Trumpet: Nick Griffiths, Eric Riesberg, Carter Schunk, Bridger Smith, Anessa DeMers …  Trombone: Sam Gearou, Katie Gingras, Mark Walentiny, Matt Brisbin …  Drums: Jake Esterberg … Bass: Megan Perry … Guitar: Dan Alfveby … Piano: Abbey Sharp

Competing schools

Superior ratings — Elk River, Forest Lake, Chisago Lakes

Excellent ratings —  Big Lake, St. Francis, Zimmerman North Branch.

 

xxx on piano, xxx Alfveby on drums, xxxx, xxxx

Abby Sharp on piano, Jake Esterberg on drums.

 

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