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48 LMHS Music Students Accepted to All-State

Congratulations to all of the Linn-Mar High School musicians who participated in the Iowa All-State District Auditions. All auditions were held virtually October 22-24, 2020, at Le Mars, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. The 2020 Festival concert would have celebrated the 74th anniversary of this prestigious event.

The Linn-Mar High School Music Department had a total of 82 students audition for an opportunity to perform within the 2020 Iowa All-State Music Festival. Of those students, 48 were accepted to either the Iowa All-State Band, Orchestra or Choir. There were 11 accepted to the All-State Band with 3 alternates, 22 string players selected to the All-State Orchestra with 2 Alternates, and 15 selected to the All-State Chorus with 2 alternates. Below is a listing by ensemble of the students accepted and those that are alternates.

While the 2020 All-State Music Festival Concert has been canceled due to health safety concerns caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, that in no way diminishes the accomplishment of the young musicians designated as members of the 2020 All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra.

Band 2020 All State Group PhotoAll-State Band Accepted

Kayla Affolter – Clarinet Sophomore (1st Year)
Lea Banks – Clarinet Senior (2nd Year)
Makoto Carolin – Horn Sophomore (1st Year)
Braeden Dupree – Trombone Junior (1st Year)
Graedyn Morrissey – Bassoon Freshman(1st Year)
Madeline Nuss – Clarinet Junior (3rd Year)
Subhika Rao – Flute Senior (3rd Year)
Nick Reuben – Trumpet Junior (1st Year)
Lucas Sennett – Tuba Senior (3rd Year)
Jared Stumpf – Horn Senior (2nd Year)
Kaiya Taylor – Clarinet Sophomore (1st Year)

All-State Band Alternates:
Arjun Palaniappan – Percussion Sophomore – 2nd Alternate
James Qualben – Trumpet Sophomore – 1st Alternate
Abbey Vezina-Alto Saxophone Sophomore – 1st Alternate

Orchestra 2020 All State Group PhotoAll-State Orchestra Accepted

Katie Bellows-Violin Senior (4th Year)

Helena Abodeely-Violin Senior (3rd Year)
Stacy Westman-Violin Senior (3rd Year)

Sam Greiner-Bass Junior (2nd Year)
Moosa Hamad-Viola Junior (2nd Year)
Celia Phillips-Cello Junior (2nd Year)
Lily Stevens-Violin Junior (2nd Year)

Tejas Gururaja-Violin Sophomore (2nd Year)
Michael Lemos-Violin Sophomore (2nd Year)

Anna Scott-Violin Senior (1st Year)
Avery Crow-Viola Junior (1st Year)
Bella Littler-Cello Junior (1st Year)
Ella McCabe-Violin Junior (1st Year)
Janet Weng-Violin Junior (1st Year)
Rishi Ajoykumar-Violin Sophomore (1st Year)
Ella Gerber-Bass Sophomore (1st Year)
Nathan Groezinger-Viola Sophomore (1st Year)
Shreya Kulkarni-Viola Sophomore (1st Year)
Alex Resendiz-Violin Sophomore (1st Year)
Emily Greiner-Bass Freshman (1st Year)
Ava Macek-Viola Freshman (1st Year)
Melissa Wang-Violin Freshman (1st Year)

All-State Orchestra Alternates:
Sarah Liang-Violin Senior – 1st Alternate
Anna Ahlers-Cello Junior – 1st Alternate


All-State Chorus Accepted

Choir 2020 All State Group PhotoMelia Bohn-Alto Sophomore (1st Year)
Emily Brennom-Alto Sophomore (1st Year)
Caleb Brock-Bass Junior (2nd Year)
Makenna Budke-Alto Junior (1st Year)
Eve Christensen-Soprano Junior (2nd Year)
Ella Crumley-Soprano Senior (3rd Year)
Kate Flugstad-Alto Sophomore (1st Year)
Sophie Good-Soprano Junior (2nd Year)
Avery Hand-Alto Senior (2nd Year)
Whitney Jensen-Alto Junior (2nd Year)
Sabyn Jones-Soprano Sophomore (1st Year)
Steven Madasu-Bass Senior (2nd Year)
Jack Noehren-Bass Sophomore (1st Year)
Alex Slingluff-Bass Junior (2nd Year)
Casey Walker-Bass Senior (3rd Year)

All-State Choir Alternates:
Saylor Botsford-Alto Junior
Haylee Geiger-Soprano Junior