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All State Music 2023

Congratulations to all our Linn-Mar High School musicians who participated in the Iowa All-State audition process in Independence, Iowa last Saturday, October 21. The Linn-Mar High School Music Department had a total of 88 students audition for an opportunity to perform at the 2023 Iowa All-State Music Festival.

Of those students, 54 were accepted to either the Iowa All-State Band, Orchestra, or Choir along with 5 alternates.

There were 12 accepted to the All-State Band with 3 alternates, 20 string players selected to the All-State Orchestra with 2 alternates, and 22 selected to the All-State Chorus.

All-State Band Accepted
Graedyn Morrissey-Bassoon Senior (4th Year)

Evan Shanley-Clarinet Senior (3rd Year)
Shea Southwood-Flute Senior (3rd Year)

Karli Sletteland-Horn Senior (2nd Year)
Brock Whitham-Clarinet Junior (2nd Year)
Jace Whitham-Alto Sax Senior (2nd Year)

Marley Fonck-Flute Freshman (1st Year)
Theodore Hartwig-Flute Junior (1st Year)
Jonas Jaritz-Clarinet Junior (1st Year)
Adam Kmetz-Horn Junior (1st Year)
Everett Sams-Horn Freshman (1st Year)
Gigi Wright-Oboe Junior (1st Year)

All-State Band Alternates:
Mariselle Jones-Clarinet Junior (1st alternate)
Parker Nicks-Tuba Senior (1st alternate)
Owen Soenen-Trumpet Junior (1st alternate)

All-State Orchestra Accepted
Ava Macek-Viola Senior (4th Year)
Melissa Wang-Violin Senior (4th Year)

Rashaan Bryant-Violin Junior (3rd Year)
Clara Haker-Cello Junior (3rd Year)
Andras Haugen-Bass Senior (3rd Year)
Eric Liang-Violin Junior (3rd Year)
Amy Miller-Viola Senior (3rd Year)

Kathryn Delsing-Viola Sophomore (2nd Year)
Krishna Modha-Cello Senior (2nd Year)
Izzy Telisak-Violin Sophomore (2nd Year)
Jordyn Puffer-Bass Sophomore (2nd Year)
Lucie Scott-Cello Senior (2nd Year)

Henry Granger-Bass Junior (1st Year)
Jackson Haro-Violin Junior (1st Year)
Sutra Iyer-Violin Senior (1st Year)
Ellie Kim-Violin Sophomore (1st Year)
Grace Luo-Violin Freshman (1st Year)
Charlotte Masters-Viola Junior (1st Year)
Erich Nguyen-Viola Sophomore (1st Year)
Sophia Phan-Violin Sophomore (1st Year)

All-State Orchestra Alternates:
Maddie Barnidge – Cello Freshman (2nd alternate)
Andrea Reznicow – Viola Senior (1st alternate)

All-State Chorus Accepted
Jacob Jensen-Tenor Junior (3rd Year)
Kamryn White-Soprano Senior (3rd Year)

Arjun Raghavendran-Tenor Junior (2nd Year)
Erika Steenhoek-Alto Senior (2nd Year)
Isaac Stanger-Tenor Senior (2nd Year)
Maddie Eley-Alto Junior (2nd Year)
Mara Kehrt-Soprano Senior (2nd Year)
Ryal Hanson-Bass Junior (2nd Year)
Timothy Laubach-Bass Senior (2nd Year)
Zach Kendrick-Tenor Senior (2nd Year)

Gabbie Biedermann-Soprano Junior (1st Year)
James Knatz II-Bass Junior (1st Year)
Kaia Sjobakken-Soprano Senior (1st Year)
Kaitlyn Johnson-Alto Senior (1st Year)
Lucas Rabe-Bass Senior (1st Year)
Maryn Budke-Soprano Junior (1st Year)
Micah Langley-Bass Junior (1st Year)
Olivia Ferin-Soprano Junior (1st Year)
Olivia Getz-Alto Sophomore (1st Year)
Owen Hilbert-Tenor Senior (1st Year)
Sydney Young-Alto Sophomore (1st Year)
Tate Whittaker-Smith-Tenor Senior (1st Year)

The All-State Music Festival will be held on November 18th at Iowa State University in Ames.

The festival will be recorded and broadcast on November 23 at 7 p.m. on Iowa PBS and will be available to stream on-demand at or through the PBS App.