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Aaron Hilden was a band conductor at Hudson High School for 10 years. His jazz ensemble took HHS musicians to a new level according to colleagues. This photo of him conducting at HHS was taken in 2006. Hilden died Sunday at his Twin Cities home. He was 37. (Hudson Star-Observer photo by Randy Hanson)

Former HHS band director Aaron Hilden dies

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The news reached Hudson earlier this week that former Hudson High School band director Aaron Hilden died at his St. Paul home on Sunday, Oct. 26, from complications associated with Type 1 diabetes. He was 37 years old.


Hilden came to HHS in 2001 and taught for 10 years before leaving Hudson to teach electronic music at the Perpich Center for Arts Education in Golden Valley, Minn. Prior to coming to Hudson he taught with the New London school district.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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