AHS jazz musician named All-State

ALGONA – Algona High School student Peter Jorgenson participated in the 2014 Class 3A Iowa All-State Jazz Band at the Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference in Des Moines on May 14 and 15.

Jorgenson was one of only two alto saxophonists selected for the band statewide. He also earned the position as the lead alto sax for the band.

Students who audition for the All-State Jazz Band submit a recording of their playing in February and are accepted based on a blind audition process. Accepted students are given music to prepare on their own and then participate in two days of intense rehearsal. A culminating concert is given by the band following their second day of rehearsal.

Acceptance into the Iowa All-State Jazz Band is the highest honor a high school instrumental jazz student can receive in the state of Iowa.