MUSCATINE — Sixteen students from Muscatine High School have been selected as members of the 2017 Iowa High School Music Association All-State ensembles. This is the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians.
District auditions for the 281-piece band, 201-piece orchestra and 601-member chorus were held Oct. 21 at Washington High School. Approximately 17 percent of the students who auditioned were chosen to be a member of the group.
Representing the choir are Seery Awbrey, Madison Bebber, Zeke Ellis, Joshua Lary, McKenzie Lofgren, Njeri Mungara, Drake Rudolph, Elizabeth Shield and Leah Shield.
Representing the band are Odysseus Orr, Brian Prussman and Ethan Sherer.
Representing the orchestra are Jack Eichelberger, Brissa Echevarria, Isabelle Hartman and Lauren Kundel.
For Kundel, this is her fourth year as an All-State student. She has performed as a String Bass player in the All-State Orchestra all four years of high school.
Participants will rehearse in Ames Nov. 17-18 and the concert is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames on Nov. 18. Iowa Public Television will broadcast the concert.
Tickets are $22. They can be bought through the ISU Athletics Ticket Office or through Ticketmaster.