Faces of Winona

SEMBDA Honor Band-Cotter

The Southeast Minnesota Band Directors Association (SEMBDA) honor band was held on held on Saturday, January 13 at Farmington High School in Farmington, MN. This year Cotter Schools had 12 musicians who have been accepted to into the SEMBDA event. Aubrey Williams, Hannah Graff, Viva Graff, Gabe Welch, Megan Zenke, and Matt Besek represented Cotter in the 9-10th  grade band, while James Greshik, Alison French, Megan Costello, Tess Mullen, Braeden Stanislawski, and Ryan Hesch participated in the 7-8th  grade band. 

High School members pictured: Front; Hannah Graff, Megan Zenke.
Middle; Aubrey Williams, Viva Graff
Back; Gabe Welch, Matt Besek


John Paulson Big Band Concert

John Paulson Big Band Concert
Sunday | January 21 | 3:00-4:45pm
Vivian R. Fusillo Main Stage Theatre | Performing Arts Center

Winona State University .The Winona State University music department is hosting a free John Paulson Big Band concert. The 18-piece group includes some of the best jazz players and teachers in the region. They are unique in that they perform only original big band jazz composed and arranged by musical director John Paulson. The music is an exciting mix of contemporary blues, Latin, ballads, funk and swing with plenty of solo space for the players.

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