The Plymouth Concert Band has proudly sponsored a competition for local High School students to compete for a $500 scholarship in addition to performing a solo on one of our Spring Concerts.


Jason French, marimba

Jason French is the winner of the 2018 Plymouth Concert Band Young Artist Competition.  Jason is a senior at Fourth Baptist Christian School in Plymouth, MN.  Music has always been a big part of his life.  He began piano at age 5 and has studied the instrument through private lessons for 10 years.  He has been a member of the Fourth Baptist band and percussion ensemble for the last eight years.  To take his mallet skills to the next level, he has studied privately with Joel Alexander at Wayzata High School for the past two years.  Jason also sings in the school choir and mixed ensemble.  In addition, he plays in the school platinum handbell choir.  He enjoys the opportunities through his church to play percussion in the orchestra, participate in the adult handbell choir and play piano for youth group and evening service preludes.