Ella Wicks, of North Tama High School, has attained the highest individual honor available to high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2013 All-State Chorus.
Ella is the daughter of Tom and Christy Wicks of Traer and is a vocal student of Terry Shay, North Tama instructor. Ella also studies privately with Jeffery Birch.
The 2013 All-State Music Festival will celebrate the 67th anniversary of the prestigious event. District auditions for the 281-piece All-State Band, 201-piece All-State Orchestra and 602-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Storm Lake, Hampton, Manchester, Harlan, Indianola and Fairfield. Only 17% of the students who auditioned were selected for membership in the All-State ensembles.
Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University on Saturday evening. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast. Please check the IPTV website (www.iptv.org) for exact dates and times.
Tickets to the event are available for purchase at the ISU Athletics Ticket Office, or through Ticketmaster online (www.ticketmaster.com) or via phone at 800-745-3000.