BHS Students Selected for All-State Festival & Concert

BHS Students Selected for All-State Festival & Concert

Feb 21, 2020


Front row - Ethan Shepherd, Jalyn Thornsen, Emma Cleveland, Kristin Boyler, Layken Bytnar
2nd row - Simon Tracy, Talia Cary, CJ Elliot, Jon'a Levi
3rd row - Owen Weimer, Alex Berkenbosch, Logan DeLacy, Ava Rowland, Alex Obert, Hayvn Fish
Top row - Jaylon Foster, Peter Hurd
Not pictured: Kristin Manion, clarinet

The 2019 All-State Festival celebrated the 73rd-anniversary of the prestigious event Nov 22-23. District Auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 227-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held on October 26 across the state. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Participants rehearsed on November 22 and 23 with the Festival Concert presented on Nov. 23 in the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University in Ames. The program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.

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The following Bettendorf High School students attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school music by being selected as members of the following 2019 All-State ensemble:

All-State Band

  • Kristin Boyler - Flute (alternate)
  • Logan Delacy - Clarinet (4th yr)
  • Jaylon Foster - Bass Clarinet
  • Kristin Manion - Clarinet
  • Owen Weimer - Trombone (4th yr)

All-State Chorus

  • Alex Berkenbosch - Bass Alternate
  • Talia Cary - Alto
  • CJ Elliott - Tenor
  • Havyn Fish - Soprano
  • Jon'a Levi - Soprano (2 year)
  • Alex Obert - Tenor Alternate (2 year)
  • Ava Rowland - Alto
  • Simon Tracy - Tenor

All-State Orchestra

  • Layken Bytnar - (2nd yr) Bass
  • Emma Cleveland - Viola
  • Peter Hurd (4th yr) - Bass
  • Ethan Shepherd - Bass
  • Jalyn Thornsen - Viola

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