Friday, November 3, 2017

Jr. Honors Orchestra 2017

The following students were selected from a written recommendation from their educators to participate in the 2017 Jr. Honors Orchestra Festival in Ames, Iowa on November 17th, 2017. 

Iowa Junior Honors Orchestra Festival is a state-wide honors string orchestra experience. It is a one-day affair, held at the same time as the Iowa All-State Music Festival and the Iowa Music Educators Association state convention. It is held on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, in the same complex as the convention and All-State. There are two orchestras(Philharmonic and Symphony) of equal ability in the festival, each with about 90 participants. The groups are composed mainly of 8th and 9th graders, with a few advanced 7th graders. 

East Middle School and East High School
Caleb Baker - Symphony viola
Joe Hansen - Philharmonic violin I
Annabelle Helms - Philharmonic violin I
Katie Lammers - Philharmonic violin II
Anna Marburger - Philharmonic violin I
Eleanor May-Patterson and Kendra Peterson, Educators

North High School
Caleb Weber - Symphony cello
Nick Millen - Symphony cello
Kayla Priest and Kendra Peterson, Educators

West Middle School
Iris Engelhardt - Philharmonic string bass
Kristin Ortmann, Educator

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