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 (www.iptv.org) 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 (www.ticketmaster.com), or at any Iowa Ticketmaster outlet. Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.