29 All-State Performers at CR Wash

29 performing arts students from Cedar Rapids Washington were selected for the 2011 All-State Music Festival.  Each year, the Iowa High School Music Association organizes the All-State Music Festival as part of their mission to recognize outstanding musicians and stimulate student-performers to their greatest possible potential.  The 2011 All-State Music Festival Concert will be held 7:30 pm, November 19, 2011 at the Hilton Coliseum.  Tickets are available through Ticketmaster and the concert will be shown by IPTV on November 24, 2011 and November 27, 2011.

Washington has a long-standing traditional of significant participation in the All-State festival and this year was no exception.  Months of very detailed and deliberate practice go into each student-performer’s audition preparation, including All-State workshops and focused private instruction from area professionals including Washington’s band directors (Jim Miller and Brett Messenger), vocal directors (Peter Westphalen and Ryan Deignan), and orchestra director (Natalie Brown).  All-State auditions are held in multiple locations across the state and the eastern Iowa auditions were held October 22, 2011 at West Delaware High School in Manchester.

Below are the 2011 All-State musicians from Cedar Rapids Washington (note: * denotes student is a multi-year All-State musician).

Benjamin Garner-Prouty, viola
Evan Hataway, bass
* Anna Wolle, violin
* Katharine Bergman, alto
* Ian Butler, tenor
* Drake Hickok, tenor
Rob Hogg, bass
Hannah Lodge, soprano (alternate)
Rina Moore, alto
* Anna Noreuil, soprano
Nikki Stewart, soprano
Nick Paoli, bass
Connor Zuber, bass

* Emily Arkenberg, bassoon
Katharine Benya, flute
* Nathan Benya, percussion (alternate)
* Eric Carson, French horn
* Sarah Beth Coleman, bass clarinet
* Kate Ernst, clarinet
Keith Hammer, percussion (alternate)
* Megan Hepker, clarinet
* Hannah Johnson, flute
Sarah Lodge, trumpet
Hunter Loushin, trombone (alternate)
Tiffany Parr, baritone saxophone
Micah Rambo, French horn
Will Roberts, trumpet
* Zoe Wolter, French horn
Tim Woodhouse, euphonium