“Gordie Molin is the best middle school drummer in Minnesota to audition for the State Honor Jazz Ensemble.”

Chaska Middle School West 7th grader Gordie Molin has been selected for the Minnesota Band Director’s Association (MBDA) Middle School State Honor Jazz Ensemble. Gordie was selected as the best middle school drummer in the state of Minnesota to Gordie Molinaudition for this band. Gordie will rehearse and then perform at 5 p.m. with this ensemble on Sunday, Jan. 20, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. The ensemble will perform again at the Minneapolis Convention Center as part of the State Music Teachers Convention on Friday, Feb. 15 at 10:30 a.m.

Gordie plays in the concert band, jazz ensemble, garage band, pop ensemble, and many other music ensembles at Chaska Middle School West. He also takes private lessons. In addition to the drum set, Gordie plays piano, writes his own music, and plays traveling basketball.