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.
Link to video of public performance - http://www.iowapbs.org/
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: