Courses offered include Adaptive Music, AP Music Theory, Accelerated Strings, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Concert Band, EHS Chorale, Raider Choir, Varsity Women’s Choir, and Chamber Choir.
Co-Curricular arrangements include Jazz Band I and II, Marching Band, Show Choir, and A-Cappella Ensemble.
The following students have been selected for the Iowa All-State Chorus. I’m happy to say that Sioux City East had more vocalists selected than any other school auditioning in the Northwest District.
Saturday’s audition marked the culmination of two and a half months of preparation, and these students will represent EHS at the All-State Festival in Ames next month. Selection for an All-State ensemble is considered the pinnacle achievement for a high school musician in Iowa.
These vocalists competed for rating at State Solo/Ensemble Contest on Saturday:
Division I-Superior: Ally Belcher, Austin Clayton, Noah Cvrk, Nathan Kitrell, Rachel Kitrell, David Suhr
Division II-Excellent: Emily Croston, Lydia Prior
The following orchestra students performed at the 4A Solo/small group contest last Saturday and earned the following ratings:
SUPERIOR I RATING
EAST HIGH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
HANNAH VON HAGEL, VIOLA SOLO
QUARTET #1- JESTIN CAM, EMILY MIRANDA, HANNAH VON HAGEL, BROOKE EVANS
QUARTET #2- EMILY MIRANDA, HANNAH VON HAGEL, JESTIN CAM, PETER KOCHEVAR
VIOLA DUET- HANNAH VON HAGEL & JESTIN CAM
EXCELLENT II RATING
EMILY MIRANDA, VIOLIN SOLO
JESTIN CAM, VIOLIN SOLO
ABBY MARQUEZ, VIOLIN SOLO
ALYSSA KOWALKE, VIOLIN SOLO
BROOKE EVANS, ‘CELLO SOLO
PETER KOCHEVAR, ‘CELLO SOLO
GOOD III RATING
KILEE PIKLAPP, VIOLIN SOLO
UNLIKE TRIO- JESSICA COGDILL, ALYSSA KOWALKE, PETER KOCHEVAR
The following students performed at the 4A Solo/small group contest last Saturday. Special congratulations to NOAH CVRK who received Best of Center Award and will be performing in Ames in a special recital recognizing best of center performers throughout the state.
Mixed WW ensemble
Paige Susie-trumpet solo
Nathan Kitrell-alto sax solo
Sydney Garrigan-flute solo
Heidi Uhl and Anna Geerlings-flute duet
Hailey Roark-flute solo
Anna Geerlings-flute solo
Jessica Melville-clarinet solo
Jestin Cam-clarinet solo
Noah Cvrk-trumpet solo
Mixed Woodwind Ensemble
Andrew Flory-trombone solo
Heidi Uhl-flute solo
Rachel Kitrell and Jessie Rebstock-clarinet duet
Tracie Melville-bari sax solo
Rachel Kitrell-clarinet solo
Deb Allard-flute solo
Both show choirs did an outstanding job on their performance at Cedar Rapids Washington on Saturday. New Sound was awarded Best Crew, and The Headliners were awarded Best Opener and Best Band. They also advanced to finals and finished 4th Runner-Up.
The top six choirs were separated by a spread of only 5.34 points out of a possible 200. This was our toughest competition of the year, and our kids absolutely held their own against some of the best show choirs in the Midwest. Top six were…
1: Linn Mar
2: Lincoln SW
3: Wheaton Warrenville South
4: CR Prairie
5: SC East
6: WDM Valley
Huge congrats go out to both show choirs for their performances at Sioux Falls Roosevelt on Saturday.
New Sound had a great show and was awarded the Grand Champion award in the JV division for the third year in a row at this competition.
The Headliners earned awards for Best Band, Best Vocals, Best Male Solo (Austin Clayton), advanced to finals, and were crowned Grand Champions, overall.
Our big “rival” this Saturday was Mitchell (SD). Before Saturday, Mitchell had won nine of the last ten meetings between our two schools. So, this win was extra sweet. Most importantly, the kids worked tirelessly and both choirs delivered victory-worthy performances. On a side note, it was especially nice to see our students supporting and cheering for our cross-town rival, Bishop Heelan.
If you’d like to see the awards, they are taking up a healthy amount of space on Lorri’s desk! Saturday was definitely a great day to be a Raider!
Director of Choral Activities
Iowa All-State Music Festival Participants
Congratulations to the East High singers and instrumentalists who traveled to Storm Lake on Saturday to audition for the Iowa All-State Music Festival.
East had 23 students selected for the Iowa All-State Festival in Ames on November 21st at 7:30pm in the Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University. The following students were accepted into the All-State: Conner Beach-Bass, Ally Belcher-Soprano, Grace Bucy-Alto, Jestin Cam-Viola, Austin Clayton-Tenor, Jacob Cook-Tenor, Logan Curtis-Bass, David Ehmcke-Bass, Hannah Ehmcke-Alto, Anna Geerlings-1st Flute, David Graham-Bass, Taylor Henry-Alto, Alex Holmberg-Tenor, Rachel Jensen-3rd Clarinet, Sydney McManamy-Alto, Alex Melville-Bass, Madi Miller-Soprano, Hunter Milner-Tenor, Jesse Pederson-Tenor, Austin Sokolowski-Tenor, Paige Susie-1st Trumpet, Heidi Uhl-1st Flute, and Whitney Wolf-Soprano (pictures have been attached).
It was a great day for East at All-State!