The Iowa All-State Chorus is a select high school choir made up of 600 students from grades 9-12. Sheldon High School Vocal Music Instructor Adam Orban tells us about the process.
He says students volunteer to prepare for All-State auditions.
He says Sheldon took 13 vocalists to auditions. Those selected in the first round were Katherine Bomgaars, Bethany Lenderink, Noah Hickman, and Rosa Gude. Those recalled were Addison Grant, Jessica Karolczak, Kaci Kruger, Grace Davis, Shane Madsen, and Kevin Miller. After the recall round, Grace Davis and Kaci Kruger were accepted into the All-State Chorus and Jessica Karolczak was chosen as an alternate. Orban says the Sheldon singers did a great job.
Mr. Orban tells us what happens when they get together for the All-State Chorus.
He says not only is the Iowa All-State Music Festival concert open to the public, but Iowa Public Television has been recording the concert and has been playing it back at a later date. Typically that’s been on Thanksgiving night. According to the IPTV online schedule, it is to air this year at 7 PM on Thanksgiving.