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!

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