Auditions were held the last weekend of October at regional sites statewide and eleven DMPS student-musicians were accepted for the prestigious and exclusive All-State Music Festival, to be held November 21-23 at Iowa State University in Ames. They are among the top 17% of all who auditioned.
- Tiffany Clingan, senior – tuba – band
- Trevor Jackson, senior – viola – orchestra
- Dylan Feuling, junior – tenor – chorus
- Deven Wicker, junior – bass – chorus
- Olivia Appel, senior – flute – band
- Lauren Carpenter, junior – oboe – band
- William Custiss, junior – euphonium – band
- Campbell Helton, freshman – violin – orchestra
- Ryan Huang, sophomore – violin – orchestra
- Hugo Kaut, sophomore – violin – orchestra
- Katharina Schmidt, senior – violin – orchestra
After three days of rehearsals, the festival culminates with a joint concert by the band, orchestra and chorus in Hilton Coliseum.
The Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association jointly sponsor the All-State music auditions and festival.
Congratulations to this year’s ensemble of maestros!