Sunday, October 15, 2017

OPUS Honor Choirs 2017

Congratulations to the following students and their directors 
for being selected to participate in the 
2017 Opus Honor Choir Festival. 

- East Middle - 
Director Mrs. Abby Leusink-Sheppard 
Mackenzie Crawford, Soprano, Fifth-Sixth Grade Select Honor Choir
Connor Maeng, Bass, Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir


- East High -
Directors Ms. Sydney Mc Coy and Mr. Tom Hales
Max Braunstein, Bass, Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir
Anna Marburger, Soprano (Alternate), Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir 
Emma Snyder, Alto 2, Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir
Carter Vanderloo, Tenor (Alternate), Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir

 
-North Middle - 
Director Mr. Chris Miller
Mara Aesoph, Alto 2, Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir
Keera Adajar, Alto 1, Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir
Michael Toben, Tenor 1, Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir


-West Middle - 
Director Ms. Jill Wigton
Antonio Ferraro, Baritone, Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir

  

Over 3,000 students auditioned for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. The 2017 OPUS Honor Choirs will perform at 4:00 p.m. November 16th in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Students Selected by Audition for 2017 NWIBA JH Honor Band Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the 2017 NWIBA JH Honor Band Festival.  These students will rehearse with other students from Northwest Iowa and perform a final concert on Saturday, November 4th at 6:00 pm in Storm Lake, Iowa.

East Middle School
Directors
Angela Kroska, Anna Scott, and Brad Anderson
Tiahna Grady,  Flute, 8th grade
Faith TenHulzen, Flute, 8th grade
Joseph Hansen, Trumpet, 8th grade
Joseph DeBates, Trombone, 7th grade 


North Middle School
Directors
Amy Ortmann, Faith Hall, and Austin Simon
Keera Adajar, Oboe, 7th grade
Gretchen Hoffman, Bassoon, 7th grade
Ian Julius, Alto Sax, 7th grade
Brecken Baller, Bari Sax, 8th grade
Isaac Travis, Trumpet, 8th grade
Megan Kopp, Trombone, 8th grade
Michael Toben, Tuba, 7th grade


 West Middle School
Directors
Katelyn Birch, Jessica Todd, and Patrick Patterson 
Marin Frazee, Clarinet, 7th grade
Gisselle Ayala Garcia, Clarinet, 8th grade
 Anh Nguyen, Clarinet, 7th grade
Abigail Hammer, Trumpet, 7th grade
Elias Vargas, Trombone, 8th grade
Iris Engelhardt, String Bass, 8th grade



Friday, December 9, 2016

2016 All-State

Congratulations to the following students from the District on their selection into the 2016 Iowa All-State Festival. The concert will be held in Hilton Coliseum on November 19th at 7:30 p.m.

2016 All-State Band 
East High School: Anna Geerlings, flute; Bridget Carpenter, clarinet I; Jessica Melville, clarinet III; Jessica Rebstock, clarinet III; Noah Cvrk, alternate trumpet I; Amanda DeBates, alternate trumpet II; and Andrew Flory, 2nd alternate trombone.  Anna Scott, Brad Anderson, Lois Harris and Stacie Pepin, educators
North High School: Sarah Glade, clarinet I; Quinn Adajar, alto saxophone; Elizabeth Glade, 2nd alternate tenor saxophone; Faith Harvey, baritone saxophone; Grant Hein, cornet I; Kari Swanson, trumpet I; and Aiden Shorey, euphonium. Faith Hall, Austin Simon, Amy Ortmann and Dan Knowles, educators
West High School: Danielle Schultz, clarinet II; and Jose Ayala Garcia, 1st alternate tenor saxophone. Cody Tucker, Patrick Patterson, Jesse Wipperling, and Katie Birch, educators

2016 All-State Orchestra
North High School: Robert Hwang, violin I; Jackie Toben, violin II; Derek Hwang, cello; and Ben Gillette, string bass. Kayla Priest, educator
East High School: Leai Britton, viola. Eleanor May-Patterson, educator

2016 All-State Chorus
East High School: Emily Croston, Sierra Gilmore, and Rachel Kitrell, soprano; Taylor Henry and Lydia Prior, alto; Austin Clayton, Juan Gomez, and Nathan Kitrell, tenor; Logan Curtis, Dan Gengler, Alex Melville, and Joey Turner bass. Tom Hales and Sydney McCoy, educators
North High School: Autumn McClain, alto.  Andrew Stoneking and Chris Hanson, educators
West High School: Erykah Jones, soprano; and Casy Tullis, tenor. Boe Hodnefield and Noah Towns, educators

Friday, December 2, 2016

NWIA HS Honor Band Students Selected

The following students were selected through an audition process to participate in the NWIA Bandmasters High School Honor Band on January 7, 2017 at Morningside College. Following the day of rehearsals the final performance will begin at 7:00 pm in Epply Auditorium.


East High School
Educators: Anna Scott, Brad Anderson, Lois Harris and Stacie Pepin

Anna Geerlings - Flute
Debora Allard - Flute
Jessica Melville - Clarinet I
Bridget Carpenter - Clarinet II
Jessica Rebstock - Clarinet II
Rachel Kitrell - Clarinet II
Lincoln Rahn - Clarinet III
Lydia Prior - Clarinet III
Enriqueta Bracamonte - Clarinet III
Maria Mata - Clarinet III
Hannah King - Clarinet III
Caitlin McEntaffer - Bass Clarinet
Nathan Whitaker - Bari Saxophone
Noah Cvrk - Trumpet I
Amanda DeBates - Trumpet II
Andrew Flory - Trombone I
Ethan Vick - Trombone III
Brian Nathaniel - Trombone III
Cameron Jensen - Tuba


North High School
Educators: Faith Hall, Austin Simon, Amy Ortmann and Dan Knowles

 Eleanor Chalstrom - Oboe
Luella Gaskell - Clarinet I
Sarah Glade - Clarinet II
Kaitlin Palmersheim - Clarinet III
Quinn Adajar - Alto Saxophone I
Eizabeth Reiva - Alto Saxophone II
Elizabeth Glade - Tenor Saxophone 
Faith Harvey - Bari Saxophone
Cedric Cogdill - Trumpet I
Kari Sawnson - Trumpet I
Alexis Kolls - Trumpet III
Grant Hein - French Horn III
Stephanie Warnstadt - Trombone II
Aidan Shorey - Euphonium
Alex Julius - String Bass
Jon Denne - Percussion
Ciara Hess - Percussion
Maddie Stroman - Percussion
Jackie Toben - Percussion


West High School
Educators: Cody Tucker, Patrick Patterson, Jesse Wipperling and Katelyn Birch

 Danielle Schultz - Clarinet I
Brandon Schroder - Bass Clarinet
Kiley Fridley - Bassoon II
Jose Ayala Garcia - Tenor Saxophone
Juan Oropeza - Trumpet II
Hannah Fridley - Trumpet III
Arabella Schwerin - Trombone II
Robert Berntson - Euphonium
Noah Youngberg - Percussion




Thursday, October 20, 2016

Students Selected for 2016 NWIBA JH Honor Band Festival

Congratulations to the following students for being selected to the 2016 NWIBA JH Honor Band Festival.  These students will rehearse with other students from Northwest Iowa and perform a final concert on Saturday, November 5th at 6:00 pm in Storm Lake, Iowa.

East Middle School
Directors
Brad Anderson, Lois Harris, Stacie Pepin, Anna Scott 
Tiahna Grady,  Flute, 7th grade
Katie Lammers,  Flute, 8th grade
Madison Rhee, Flute, 8th grade
Jadyn Roder, Flute, 8th grade
Faith TenHulzen, Flute, 7th grade
Lauren Geerlings, Oboe,  8th grade 
Isabelle Ford, Clarinet, 8th grade
Cindy Lara, Clarinet, 8th grade
Jacob Mace, Clarinet, 8th grade
Diana Mata Sandoval, Clarinet, 8th grade 
Jonas Donnelly, Bass Clarinet, 8th grade 
Mason Hardin, French Horn, 8th grade
Juan Fuentes, Trumpet, 8th grade 
Joseph Hansen, Trumpet, 7th grade  
Collin Martin, Trumpet, 8th grade
Aiden Westra, Trumpet, 7th grade
 
Ryan Crawford, Euphonium, 8th grade
McKennzie Carey, Trombone,  8th grade
 
Jace Ross, Percussion, 8th grade


North Middle School
Directors
Faith Hall, Dan Knowles, Amy Ortmann, Austin Simon
Emma Gross, Clarinet, 8th grade
Johanna Swanson, Bassoon, 7th grade
Reed Adajar, Alto Sax, 8th grade
Colin Greenwell, Tenor Sax, 8th grade
Brecken Baller, Bari Sax, 7th grade
Emma Walz, Trumpet, 8th grade
Caleb Weber, Trumpet, 8th grade
Noah Cohrs, Euphonium, 8th grade


 West Middle School
Directors
Katelyn Birch, Patrick Patterson, Cody Tucker, Jesse Wipperling
Dani Youngberg, Clarinet, 8th grade
Michael Duax, Trumpet, 8th grade
Colin Houts, Trumpet, 8th grade
Elias Vargas, Trombone, 7th grade

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Jr. Honors Orchestra Festival - 2016

Congratulations to the following students chosen to be a part of the 2016 Jr. Honors Orchestra Festival to be held in Ames, IA on Friday, November 18th.

East High: Director Eleanor May-Patterson
Amanda Debates    Violin 1    Philharmonic Orchestra
Lea Britton    Viola    Philharmonic Orchestra
Nathan Whitaker    Bass    Philharmonic Orchestra

East Middle: Director Eleanor May-Patterson
Lauren Geerlings    Violin 1    Philharmonic Orchestra
Anna Marburger    Violin 1    Philharmonic Orchestra
Katie Lammers    Violin 2    Philharmonic Orchestra
Caleb Baker    Viola    Philharmonic Orchestra

North High: Director Kayla Priest
Eleanor Chalstrom    Violin 1    Philharmonic Orchestra
Emma Hawkinson    Violin 2    Philharmonic Orchestra

North Middle: Director Kayla Priest
Nick Millen    Cello    Philharmonic Orchestra
Caleb Weber    Cello    Philharmonic Orchestra

West High: Director Kristen Ortmann
Phoebe Schwerin    Violin 2    Symphony Orchestra