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2017 All-State Chair Placement Information and Schedules

The 2017 All-State Band Chair Placement Schedule has been posted and can be found here: http://ihsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017-Band-Chair-Placement-Auditions.pdf

The 2017 All-State Orchestra Chair Placement Audition information has been provided in the student information packets.  Audition schedules will be posted outside of Benton Auditiorium in the Scheman Building in Ames on Nov 16, prior to 3:00 PM.

 

 

Deep River – Soprano Saxophone Solo Finalists

Deep River – Soprano Saxophone Finalists

All Finalists will audition for the All-State Chorus Director, Dr. Stephen Alltop, on Thursday, Nov 16 at 8:30 PM on the stage of C.Y. Stephens Auditorium.  The All-State Chorus pianists will be on hand for this audition to accompany the finalists.  Finalists are:

  • Tom Altier, Johnston
  • William Sims, Cedar Falls
  • Quinn Adajar, Sioux City, North

IHSMA Marching Band Festival – delays and postponements

The IHSMA State Marching Band Festival at Waukee has been postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 18 and will now be held at Indianola.  The festival will begin at 4:00 PM.

The IHSMA State Marching Band Festival at Pella has been postponed until Thursday, Oct 19.  The festival will begin at 5:00 PM.

The IHSMA State Marching Band Festival at Glenwood has been postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 18.  The festival will run the same schedule with the first performance beginning at 9:45 AM.

The IHSMA State Marching Band Festival at Muscatine has been postponed until Wednesday, Oct. 18.  The festival will begin at 4:00 PM.

 

 

Revised All-State String Excerpts Posted

The 2017 All-State Orchestra Director, Sey Ahn, has made significant last minute changes to the string bowings that effect the All-State string excerpts that students are preparing. New REVISED excerpts have been posted on the IHSMA website that reflect these changes.  Any students auditioning on Violin, Viola, Cello or String Bass need to print off these newly revised parts and begin preparing them. 

While, it is never our intent to change excerpts after they have been posted, we feel, given the scope of these changes, that it is necessary to make them now, early in the process, rather then later after the excerpts have been learned or at the All-State Festival itself.

Revised parts can be found here: http://ihsma.org/all-state-audition-information-2017/