Back row: Donovan Klutho, Logan DeLacy, Owen Weimer, Cole Harksen, Oliva Gasper, Peter Hurd
Front row: Melanie Klein, Molly Seybert, Mackenzie Rice, Minori Peters
BHS Students Selected for All-State Music Festival
Eleven Bettendorf High School students were recently accepted to the Iowa All-State Ensembles:
Band: Logan DeLacy – 9th grade – Clarinet (1st year)
Melanie Klein – 10th grade – Clarinet (Alternate)
Donovan Klutho 12th grade – Tuba (3rd year)
Minori Peters – 10th grade – Clarinet (1st year)
Owen Weimer – 9th grade – Trombone (1st year)
Orchestra: Peter Hurd, 9th grade – Bass (Alternate)
Mackenzie Rice, 11th grade – Violin (3rd Year)
Choir: Olivia Gasper, 12th grade (1st year)
Cole Harksen, 12th grade (2nd year)
Molly Seybert, 12th grade (1st year)
This is the 69th anniversary of the Iowa All-State Music Festival sponsored by the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association. District Auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 198-piece All-State Orchestra and 601-member All-State Chorus were held in October. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership through a rigorous audition process for the All-State ensembles.
Participants will rehearse in Ames on November 17-19. The Festival Concert will be presented to the public in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on the evening of November 19. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast. Please check the IPTB website (www.iptv.org) for exact dates and times. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.