Fourteen Pella Community High School musicians were chosen for the Iowa All-State Music Festival through auditions held on Saturday, October 20 at Indianola High School.
Students chosen for the All-State Honor Band include (l-r) Sean Miller (3rd year), Sarah DeVries (4th Year), Mark Dykstra, Emily Witt (2nd Year), and Connor Naaden (4th year). Students chosen for the All-State Honor Choir include (l-r) Tom Palmer, Kelli Rozendaal (2nd Year), Kate Rozeboom, Rachel Meuller (2nd Year), Tristan Miedema, Betsy Van Haaften, Jake Wesemann (2nd Year) and Chelsea Louwsma. Nathan Han (4th Year - shown above) was chosen for the All-State Honor Orchestra.
Selection to the All-State Music Festival is the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians.
Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles.
The 2012 Festival will celebrate the 66th anniversary of this prestigious event. Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 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 17.
Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast scheduled for Thursday, November 22 at 7: p.m. and Sunday, November 27 at 5:30 pm. Please check the IPTV website www.iptv.org) for any changes.