Ruby Peterson, Darian Cleveland, Nathan Shultz and Carter Johanningmeier of Charles City, pictured, were all accepted for the Iowa High School Music Association 2018 All-State Music Festival at auditions held in Hampton last weekend. Peterson and Shultz were each accepted in chorus, Peterson as an alto and Schultz as a bass. Cleveland was accepted in the orchestra on string bass, and Johanningmeier was accepted on cornet in band. The Iowa High School Music Association 2018 All-State Music Festival will be held Nov. 15-17 in Ames.
It will be the second time at all-state for Peterson and Johanningmeier, both seniors. Each of the four young musical artists practiced for three months on music selected by the all-state directors, and each were at Hampton-Dumont High School for 12 hours of auditions, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The day included an initial audition and as many as two recalls.
Only about 17 percent of students who audition are selected to participate in the event, which will include rehearsals in Ames before the ensembles perform at Iowa State University. The concert will be broadcast by Iowa Public Television around Thanksgiving. (Photo submitted.)