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LMHS Students Chosen to Perform at 2018 All-State Music Festival

Congratulations to all the Linn-Mar High School musicians who participated in the Iowa All-State auditions in Independence, Iowa on Saturday, October 20. The LMHS Music Department had a total of 87 students audition for an opportunity to perform at the 2018 Iowa All-State Music Festival. Of those who auditioned, 48 were accepted to either the Iowa All-State band, orchestra or choir.

There were 15 accepted to the All-State Band with 2 alternates, 19 string players accepted to the All-State Orchestra with 3 alternates, and 14 accepted to the All-State Chorus.

Congratulations to the following students:


3rd Year: Jaeden Hansen, horn; Anna Kelly, trumpet; Ashley Schmidt, horn

2nd Year: Adam Bergen, trumpet; Aleah Dupree, horn; Nancy Herschberger, bassoon; Isaac Langley, trombone

1st Year: Octavia Barbulescu, flute; Erica Ly, clarinet; Madeline Nuss, clarinet; Garrett Powell, baritone saxophone; Subhika Rao, flute; Jaslyn Riherd, clarinet; Lucas Sennett, tuba; Megan Wolfe, clarinet

1st Alternates: Katie Greiner, alto saxophone; Sam Vezina, tenor saxophone


4th Year: Caleb Almasi, bass; James Hecht, bass; Joel Peterson, violin

3rd Year: Gloria Chang, violin

2nd Year: Katie Bellows, viola, Akash Gururaja, violin; Braeden Green, violin; Ben Hinz, cello; Mary Hodgman, cello; Ashley Kendrick, viola; Ashley Low, violin; Allie Schumacher, viola; Savanna Zhou, viola

1st Year: Helena Abodeely, violin; Grace Hodgman, violin; Sarah Liang, violin; Kara Lindsay, violin; Elijah Motto, bass; Stacy Westman, violin

1st Alternate: Sam Greiner, bass

2nd Alternates: Nikhil Reuben, cello; Vivian Tracey, bass


4th Year: Bryce Spencer, bass

3rd Year: Megan Callahan, soprano

2nd Year:  Ian Crumley, bass; Alex Hohbein, tenor

1st Year: Meghan Agnew, alto; Ella Crumley, soprano; Ben Duhn, bass; Emma Geneser, soprano; Marissa Good, soprano; Brody Hartwig, tenor; Olivia Holm, alto; Grace Kiboko, alto; Megan Renz, soprano; LeRoy Wilson, tenor

The Iowa All-State Music Festival will be held Saturday, November 17 at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.