Now in its 32nd year of existence, Bemidji State University’s Jazz Band is an auditioned group of student musicians.
The group practices twice weekly and throughout the years has been accompanied by some of the greatest names in Jazz – including Rich Matteson, Bobby Shew, Steve Turre and Frank Mantooth.
Each year, the Jazz Band tours regionally and has traveled as far as Mexico and Hawaii.
The BSU Jazz Band is directed by Dr. Del Lyren, and participating students may earn up to two credits per semester of participation.
The band opened its concert season at the Carl O. Thompson Memorial Concert in September, and next will perform at the Wind Ensemble/ Jazz Band concert on Oct. 28.
For more information about Bemidji State University’s Jazz band, visit the Department of Music.
Bemidji |56601| Cathy Frenzel, sophomore, music
Bemidji |56601| Ben Schreiber, freshman, undeclared
Cass Lake |56633| Allison Conner, sophomore, marketing communication
Chisholm |55719| Tiffany Toscano, freshman, elementary education
Cohasset |55721| Aaron Shinabargar, senior, music education
Eden Prairie |55346| Tim Lhotka, sophomore, music
Fergus Falls |56537| Tracy Stein, sophomore, m¬¬usic
International Falls |56649| Judah Chezik, junior, business administration
Le Sueur |56058| Luke Barnard, freshman, music
Maple Grove |55312| Josh May, freshman, music
Nevis |56467| Gabby Karum, junior, music
North St. Paul |55109| RJ Duell, junior, environmental studies
Pipestone |56164| Lexi Kruse, senior, music
Upsala |56384| Brett Cheney, sophomore, mathematics
Victoria |55386| Jesica Lindquist, sophomore, music
Waseca |56093| Nathan Hasterlik, junior, music
Columbia Falls |59912| Uriah Keller, sophomore, music
Moreno Valley |92555| Jabari Prevost, junior, music
About Bemidji State University
Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling approximately 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding.
For further information about the University, visit http://www.bemidjistate.edu.
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