All-State Band Selections
Congratulations to Clay Willadsen for being selected as a member of the 2019 All-State Band on 2nd Cornet! We also had two students selected as alternates for the festival–Casey Ewing as bass(vocal), and Walker Heins on euphonium! The 2019 festival celebrates the 73rd anniversary of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 276 piece All-State Band, 206 piece All-State Orchestra, and 601 member All State Chorus were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Storm Lake, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 pm in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday evening, November 23. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for rebroadcast. Please check the IPTV website for the exact dates and times. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association. Tickets are $23.00 each and can be obtained at the ISU Athletic Ticket Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Congrats on all your hard work, gentlemen!