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Area students to be represented at All-State Music Festival
by Report submitted · November 9th, 2017

A multitude of students from Marion and Linn-Mar high schools were accepted to the Iowa All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra. The Iowa All-State audition process was held in Independence, Iowa on Saturday, October 21.

The 71st Annual All-State Musical Festival Concert will take place at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, November 18, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster. The concert is also recorded for re-broadcast on Iowa Public Television and can be viewed on Channel 12 during Thanksgiving weekend.

Iowa All-State Band


Nancy Herschberger; Bassoon

Roxanna Barbolescu; Bb Clarinet

Justin Yem; Alto Saxophone

Anna Kelly; Cornet

Jaeden Hansen; French Horn

Aleah Dupree; French Horn

Ashley Schmidt; French Horn

Amy Kenneson; Trombone

Isaac Langley; Bass Trombone

Adam Bergen; Euphonium


Addie Shindelar; Trumpet

Iowa All-State Orchestra


Marissa Good; Violin

Akashi Gururaja; Violin

Elizabeth Low; Violin

Joel Peterson; Violin

Sydney Walther; Violin

Kathy Zhou; Violin

Sophia Abodeely; Violin

Gloria Chang; Violin

Braeden Green; Violin

Sophie Hagen; Violin

Sam Phillips; Violin

Katie Bellows; Viola

Laura Evans; Viola

Ashley Kendrick; Viola

Allie Schumacher; Viola

Allison Zelle; Viola

Savannah Zhou; Viola

Ben Hinz; Cello

Mary Hodgkin; Cello

Daniel Low; Cello

Morgan Lu; Cello

Jessica Wang; Cello

Grace Ahlers; String Bass

Caleb Almosi; String Bass

James Hecht; String Bass

Kirsten Loynachan; Bassoon

Samuel Kelly; Bb Clarinet

John Herschberger; French Horn

Iowa All-State Chorus


Katie Andreasen; Soprano

Megan Callahan; Soprano

Anusha Gopalam; Soprano

Josie Brendes; Alto

Emma Gostonczik; Alto

Casey Cerreny; Tenor

Alex Holbein; Tenor

Casey Walker; Tenor

Ian Crumbly; Bass

Michael Kuchera; Bass

Daniel O'Hara; Bass

Bryce Spencer; Bass
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