Four Bobcats earn All State Music Festival selections

This year’s All State Music Festival selections are, from left: Veronica Herrera, Rebekah Stone, Aaron Seberger, and Ethen Santana. Congratulations to all!

Congratulations to these MHS students for being selected to the 2021 All-State Music Festival:

  • Ethen Santana (Oboe – Orchestra)
  • Rebekah Stone (Bass Clarinet – Band)
  • Veronica Herrera (Violin – Orchestra) 
  • Aaron Seberger (Bass – Chorus)

The 2021 Festival will celebrate the 75th anniversary of this prestigious event. District Auditions for the 278-piece All-State Band, 214-piece All-State Orchestra, and 602-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Le Mars, 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, November 19 and 20, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 P.M. in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday evening, November 20, 2021. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for rebroadcast. 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 the Iowa Music Education.