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Four Humboldt High School music students have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2017 All-State Band and Chorus.  Jared Knapp, Isabella Luu, and Hope Hjelmeland have been selected as members of the All-State Band. Jared (Bass Trombone) is the son of Jen Jensen, and is the student of Drew Barker and Paul Bloomquist.  Isabella (French Horn), is the daughter of Binh Luu , and is the student of Drew Barker and Kathy Yoakam. Hope (Coronet) is the daughter of Ron & Jodi Hjelmeland, and is the student of Drew Barker and Kathy Yoakam.  Sydney Burns (Alto), daughter of Bruce and Teresa Burns, has been selected as a member of the All-State Chorus.  Sydney is the student of Michael Blair and Joan Enockson.

The 2017 All-State Music Festival will celebrate the 71st anniversary of this prestigious event.  District Auditions for the 281-piece All-State Band, 201-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 21, at Storm Lake, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 17 and 18, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 P.M. in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday evening, November 18, 2017. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast. Please check the IPTV website (www.iptv.org) for the exact dates and times. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.

Tickets are $22.00 each, plus fees, and all seats are reserved. There are two methods tickets may be obtained for the Iowa All-State Festival Concert:

Method 1 - ISU Athletics Tickt Office - At Window (on sale October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM) The ISU Athletics Ticket Office is located on the west side of the Jacobson Athletic Buiding in Ames, Iowa. The Ticket Office is open Mondy through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be a $6.00 per ticket handling fee.

Method 2 - Ticketmaster - Orders may be placed by phone (800-745-3000), online (www.ticketmaster.com), or at any Iowa Ticketmaster outlet (on sale October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM) Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.

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