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Congratulations to the 32 Ames High musicians who were selected for the 2020 Iowa All-State Music Festival. Auditions, which normally would have been held on Saturday, October 24, were instead conducted via video submission due to COVID-19. Over 4,000 musicians from high schools across the state of Iowa audition, of which approximately 17%  will be selected for membership to one of three ensembles: band, orchestra or chorus. The prestigious concert event, which normally takes place in Hilton Coliseum, has been canceled for safety reasons. This year marks the 74th anniversary of the Festival. 

AHS Band All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Ling Bai, Horn 2
Alex Buttermore, Bass Trombone (Orchestra)
Ava Chopskie, Percussion
Jerry Han, Clarinet 1
Kayley Helmer, Clarinet (Orchestra)
Kai Johnson, Clarinet 1
Lillie Kennedy, Bassoon (Orchestra)
Mario Napolitano, Trombone 1
Sofiya Palasyuk, Clarinet 1
Avery Suza, Trumpet (Orchestra)
Kailyn Thompson, Horn 3
Madelyn Timmermans, Cornet 3
Anleah Walker, Horn (Orchestra 4)
Jacob Xing, Clarinet 3

Sawyer Chopskie, Alternate Percussion
David Hauber, Alternate Euphonium
Hannah Song, Alternate Clarinet 

AHS Orchestra All-State Accepted & Alternates:

Ellie Barry – Cello
Meiya Weeks – Cello 
Arianna Williams-Suarez – Cello
Sarah Park – Viola
Isabel Andreotti – Violin 2
Angelina Chen – Violin 2
Katie Gu – Violin 1
Daniel Lee – Violin 1– 4 Year All Stater
David Lee – Violin 2
Mengze Li – Violin 1 

Adrian Guan – Alternate Cello 1
Carter Peterson – Alternate Cello 2

AHS Choir All-State Accepted 

Keilah Brewer – Alto
Jackson Bryant – Bass – 4 Year All Stater
Libby Gens – Soprano
Cassidy Peterson – Alto
Olivia Reed – Alto
Nicholas Tehan – Tenor
Adam Wolf – Tenor
Ana Yam – Piano – 4 Year All Stater