On Saturday, October, 21, Urbandale High School had 18 students audition for the Iowa Instrumental All-State Festival. Statewide over 1000 instrumental student-musicians audition and approximately 17% of the candidates are selected to participate in the All-State Music Festival in Ames, Iowa on Nov. 16 – 18, 2017. It is the highest individual honor a student can receive from the Iowa High School Music Association.
Urbandale students who audition for the Iowa Instrumental All-State undertake a rigorous process of weekly mock auditions, they study with teachers both in and out of school, and they devote many hours to individual practice time. The following 18 Urbandale students are to be commended for their dedicated efforts and outstanding contributions to the Instrumental Music Department.
Lindsey Ingraham, Mary Bergstrom, Hunter DeJager, Zach Mataya, Hope Johnson, Josh Muller, Audrey Krukow, Alec Albrecht, Grace Pearson, Amanda Brown, Robert Kaman, Katherine Koele, Jon Meyer, Nate Baysinger, Erin Valle, Anne Schroeder, Sera Veeder, Anne Gage
Robert Kaman, trombone
Alec Albrecht, trombone, 2nd alternate