Cotter students Viva Graff (bassoon) and Gabe Welch (tuba) will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., this weekend to perform at Orchestra Hall as members of the 2018-2019 All-State Ensembles. Welch will perform with the All-State Concert Band, while Graff will perform with the All-State Orchestra. These students auditioned last March and were selected from hundreds across the state. Each spent a week in August practicing with their respective groups and gather again this weekend for their final concert. All-State is a program of the Minnesota Music Educators Association designed to develop the finest musicians and leaders among Minnesota’s most accomplished high school students.