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EHS Musicians Audition For All State Groups

By Staff | Oct 24, 2017
ALL?STATE?HOPEFULS - Several musicians from Emmetsburg High School auditioned for the2017 All State Chorus and Orchestra. Vocalists were, from left to right: Isabel Nichols, Tatum Iverson, Madison Olson, Matthew Hill, Jacob Myers, Evan Brennan, Annie Brennan and EmaRay Schnell. -- Dan Voigt photo
Yihoon Shin auditioned for the All State Orchestra and became the first ever instrumentalist from Emmetsburg High School to be accepted into the All State Orchestra. Yihool will play Violin I in the Orchesta. -- submitted photo

STORM?LAKE – Student musicians from Emmetsburg High School participated in auditions this past Saturday for the 2017 All State Festival. At the end of auditions and recalls, two Emmetsburg musicians will be members of the All State Orchestra and Chorus. The All State Festival Concert is Nov. 17-18 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Chosen to play violin in the All State Festival Orchestra was Yihoon Shin. Representing Emmetsburg Vocal Music is EmaRay Schnell, who will sing in the All State Chorus.

A total of eight vocalists took part in the audition process on Saturday at Storm Lake High School. Those vocalists were Madison Olson, Matthew Hill, Evan Brennan, Jacob Myers, Annie Brennan, EmaRay Schnell, Tatum Iverson and Isabel Nichols.

Musicians receive the All State music in August and practice up to the audition date and audition before an ajudicator either individually, in duets or quartets. Musicians may be recalled for consideration and eventual selection to the final group.

This is the second year Emmetsburg will send musicians the All State Festival.