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.
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
Superior ratings — Elk River, Forest Lake, Chisago Lakes
Excellent ratings — Big Lake, St. Francis, Zimmerman North Branch.