Lincoln, Roosevelt Musicians Perform at All-State Festival

Congratulations to student maestros from Lincoln and Roosevelt high schools who will be participating in this weekend’s All-State Music Festival.

For two Roosevelt seniors – violist Madison Helton and bassist Joe Wandro – this marks their fourth consecutive year of qualifying for the All-State Orchestra.

The Festival takes place at Hilton Coliseum in Ames on the campus of Iowa State University. The concert will be at 7:30 PM on Saturday night.

DMPS students who are participating in the three All-State ensembles are:


  • Vaughn Hommerding, Roosevelt, Violin
  • Patrick Hiatt, Roosevelt, Violin
  • Mila Kaut, Roosevelt, Violin
  • Shana Liu, Roosevelt, Violin
  • Madison Helton, Roosevelt, Viola*
  • Joe Wandro, Roosevelt, String Bass*
  • Hannah Marks, Roosevelt, String Bass

* four-time All-State qualifier


  • Geneva Gaukel, Roosevelt, String Bass


  • David Best, Lincoln, Tenor
  • Nick Parker, Lincoln, Tenor
  • Briar Worley, Lincoln, Tenor
  • Bryan Richter, Lincoln, Bass
  • Sam Sides, Lincoln, Bass
  • Dakota Valen, Lincoln, Bass

Iowa Public Television will broadcast  the concert on Thanksgiving evening at 7:00 and again on Sunday, December 1 at 2:00 P.M.

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