Mickelson Middle School's Eli Ellsworth makes All-State Jazz Band

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Eli Ellsworth was selected to participate in the SDMEA Middle School All-State Jazz Band in Mitchell on Feb. 3.

Students across South Dakota auditioned and 36 students were selected to participate in two jazz bands. Students learned about a variety of jazz styles and experimented with improvisation.

Ellsworth plays trombone and is an eighth grader at Mickelson Middle School.