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Forty WDMCS Students Take Part in All-State Music Festival (12/1/2021)

Dec. 1, 2021 | Forty Valley High School students showcased their musical talents at the Iowa High School Music Association’s 75th annual All-State Music Festival Nov. 18-20 in Ames. 

Students rehearsed with other band, choir, and orchestra musicians from across the state, with 1,088 total Iowa high school students participating in the festival. 

A Young Artists Recital, which showcased the talents of Iowa All-State Musicians who have gone on to professional careers in performance, featured a vocal performance by Valley High School graduate Megan Ihnen (’03).  

Congratulations to the following students!

All-State Band Members

Miles Borgstadt, French horn

Thomas Brennan, bassoon

Alyssa Dougerty, trumpet

Tyler Emanuel, trumpet

Henry Golay, oboe

Zander Muntz, bass trombone

Luke Wittrock, bassoon

All-State Choir Members

Janse Barkley, Connor Barnes, Grace Bedia, Jacqueline Boardman, Serena Carlson, Amara Dorr, Andrew Dunahoo, Savannah Fredregill, Zoe Fredregill, Jeremia Gardner, Jacob Hanson, Derek Jessen, Will Johnson, Lasya Kappaganthu, Gabe King, Kaylyn Le, Reagan Mann, Madison Miller, Daniel Pham, Madilyn Tow, Isaac Ullestad, Luke Weeklund, and Hunter West. 

All-State Orchestra Members

Vyas Amalkar, violin

Andrew Croft, viola

Kristen He, violin

Claire Gu, violin

Martin Hachmann, bass

Shreya Joshi, viola

Cruz Muntz, bass

Lily Nelson, violin

Kate Waters, violin

Mitchell Welge, bass

Christina Yu, cello
Grace Zhang, violin