Tickets available for all-state band


Morgan Pruitt of Clarinda High School has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2019 All-State Band.

Morgan is the daughter of Miguel and Jennifer Chapa and is a trumpet student of Courtney Ridge.

The 2019 Festival will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 227-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at LeMars, 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, Nov. 22 and 23, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday, Nov. 23. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast. Please check the IPTV website ( for the exact dates and times. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and Iowa Music Educators Association.

Tickets are $23 each, plus fees, and all seats are reserved. There are two methods tickets may be obtained for the Iowa All-State Music Festival Concert:

Method 1 – ISU Athletics Ticket Office – The ISU athletics ticket office is located on the west side of the Jacobsen Athletic building in Ames. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There will be a $6 per ticket handling fee.

Method 2 – Ticketmaster – Orders may be placed by phone (1-800-745-3000), online (, or at any Iowa Ticketmaster outlet. Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.

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