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Wicks selected for All-State Chorus

November 8, 2013
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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.

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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 ( for exact dates and times.

Tickets to the event are available for purchase at the ISU Athletics Ticket Office, or through Ticketmaster online ( or via phone at 800-745-3000.



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