Area youths win Medalist competition

The winners of the Medalist Concert Band’s Earl C. Benson Concerto Competition – Brandon Caplin and Kaitlyn Mann – are both from District 196.

Caplin, a senior at Apple Valley High School, performs with the Apple Valley Wind Ensemble (percussion), Jazz Ensemble (piano), Percussion Ensemble, pit orchestra, and marching band.

Mann, a senior at Rosemount High School, performs with the Wind Ensemble as the principal clarinetist. She is a four-year member of the RHS marching band, and has served as a squad leader for two years, and a section leader her senior year.

The two will perform with the Medalist Concert Band at its Fiesta concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7, at the Schneider Theater in the Bloomington Center for the Arts, 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road.