Valley Middle School students chosen for state honor band

Six Valley Middle School students have been selected for membership in the Minnesota Band Directors Association 7-8 Grade Jazz Honor Band for the 2012-13 school year. They are (from left): Graden Hill, guitar; Trevor O’Keefe, trumpet; Gavin Asmus, trumpet; Josh Hillen, trombone; Arianna Rotty, alto sax; and Payton Parmett, drums. They will be conducted by Dave Mendenhall, who recently taught at Scott Highlands Middle School. The band will perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Mid-Winter Clinic at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Their directors at Valley Middle School are David M. Miller and David T. Miller. – Photo submitted

Six Valley Middle School students have been selected for membership in the Minnesota Band Directors Association 7-8 Grade Jazz Honor Band for the 2012-13 school year. They are (from left): Graden Hill, guitar; Trevor O’Keefe, trumpet; Gavin Asmus, trumpet; Josh Hillen, trombone; Arianna Rotty, alto sax; and Payton Parmett, drums. They will be conducted by Dave Mendenhall, who recently taught at Scott Highlands Middle School. The band will perform at the Minnesota Music Educators Mid-Winter Clinic at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Their directors at Valley Middle School are David M. Miller and David T. Miller. – Photo submitted

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