On Saturday, Oct. 22nd Urbandale High School had 18 students audition for the Iowa Instrumental All-State Festival. Statewide over 1000 instrumental student-musicians audition and approximately 17% of the candidates are selected to participate in the All-State Music Festival in Ames, Iowa on Nov. 17-19, 2022. It is the highest individual honor a student can receive from the Iowa High School Music Association.
Urbandale students who audition for the Iowa Instrumental All-State undertake a rigorous process of weekly mock auditions, they study with teachers both in and out of school, and they devote many hours to individual practice time. The following 18 Urbandale students are to be commended for their dedicated efforts and outstanding contributions to the Instrumental Music Department.
The performance will be broadcast on Iowa Public Television Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 24, 2022) evening and Sunday afternoon, November 27, 2022.
Henry Dix, Oscar Dix, Ian Gage, Oded Harazi, Sophia Huber, Nik Hudak, Carter James, Katelyn Knight, Aiden Leiran, Caleb Little, Asa Leonard-Newton, Josh Neas, Cory Pair, Sophia Reece, Mark Sibley, Sia Smith, Din Terzic, Anna Thompson
Katelyn Knight, 12th grade, flute, 2nd year
Anna Thompson, 12th grade, violin II, 2nd year
Henry Dix, 10th grade, french horn, 1st year
Oscar Dix, 9th grade, bassoon, 1st year
Sophia Huber, 12th grade, flute, 1st year
Aiden Leiran, 9th grade, french horn, 1st year
Sia Smith, 12th grade, euphonium, 2nd year
Oded Harazi, 10th grade, euphonium, 1st year