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LM Students Selected for Metro Orchestra Festival

Students perform at Metro Orchestra FestivalCongratulations to our Linn-Mar students in 6th through 12th grades who were selected and performed within the 2022 Metropolitan Orchestra Festival held this past Saturday, February 5th at the Paramount Theatre.

Cello players at Metro Orchestra Festival





Our Linn-Mar Orchestra students had the honor of performing alongside other talented and dedicated musicians from the Cedar Rapids and Mt. Vernon communities. In addition, our own LM faculty member Skylah Rachel (Oak Ridge Middle School) had the honor of serving as guest director of the 7th-grade honor orchestra, and Jennifer Tiede (Linn-Mar High School) and the Iowa Women’s Jazz Orchestra, served as special guest musicians for the three middle school honors orchestras.

Student musicians at Metro Orchestra FestivalAll five orchestras within the festival worked with local area directors including Dr. Erik Rhode– Artistic Director and Director of University of Northern Iowa Symphony, who directed the High School Symphony Orchestra.

Over its 40 plus year history, the Metropolitan Orchestra Festival is and has been, a collaborative effort between local area schools and the greater metropolitan community, providing an opportunity for orchestra students to share their talents and dedication for making music together.