MHS students selected for All-State Music Festival


Pictured are Marshalltown High School students selected for the All-State Music Festival. Front row, from left Olivia Stone, Uriel Campos-Padilla and Luke Wymore. Back row, Kassie Wilkins, Jordan Blue, Eli Thiessen, Yatnia Hernandez and Amanda Hoffman.

Several Marshalltown High School music students have been honored with selection to the 2018 All-State Music Festival, which features the top high school musicians in the state and is set for November 15-17 in Ames.

Five MHS students were selected for the all-state choir and three made the all-state orchestra. Choir students included Yatnia Hernandez, Amanda Hoffman, Eli Thiessen, Kassie Wilkins and alternate Jordan Blue. Students selected for all-state orchestra included Uriel Campos-Padilla (violin), Olivia Stone (bass clarinet) and Luke Wymore (baritone saxophone).

All-state auditions were held on October 20 at Hampton-Dumont High School. Wilkins, who is one of the returning all-staters, said auditions take “commitment and courage” to make it through.

The all-state performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 17 at Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus.