November 18, 2019

Sioux City Community School District Students Selected for 2019 Iowa All-State Festival

A vector silhouette illustration of an orchestra rehearsing
A vector silhouette illustration of an orchestra rehearsing

The Sioux City Community School District had several students from each Sioux City high school selected to participate in the 2019 Iowa All-State Festival, which will be hosted at Hilton Coliseum, on the Iowa State campus in Ames, Iowa on Saturday, November 23, at 7:30 p.m.

Of the students that auditioned for the All-State Festival in Le Mars on October 26, only 17% were accepted into the elite music ensemble, to become 1,083 of Iowa’s most talented high school musicians.

The Sioux City Community School District students selected to participate in this year’s Iowa All-State Festival include:

2019 All-State Band

East High School

Lincoln Rahn, Clarinet II

Michael Widjaja, Cornet III

Anna Scott and Drew Paulsen, Directors

North High School

Reed Adajar, Baritone Saxophone

Michael Toben, Tuba

Brian Cole and Austin Simon, Directors

West High School

Dani Youngberg, Clarinet III

Colin Houts, Cornet II

Elias Vargas, Trombone Second Alternative

Eric Elker and Patrick Patterson, Directors


2019 All-State Chorus

East High School

Grace Holzerland, Soprano

Alexa Ringling, Soprano

Gracelyn Stubbe, Soprano

Leai Britton, Alto

Miranda Navarro, Alto

Ella Voloshen, Alto

Max Braunstein, Bass

Cameron Jensen, Bass

Sean McManamy, Bass

Tey Van Peursem, Bass

Tom Hales and Nikki Yablonski, Directors

North High School

Finnola Coughlin, Alto

Zachary Crawford, Tenor

Jacob Darrow, Tenor

Gerrit Nieuwendorp, Tenor

Grant Nieuwendorp, Bass

Colby Swan, Bass

Andrew Stoneking and Chris Hanson, Directors

West High School

Matthew Pauling, Baritone

Boe Hodnefield and Noah Towns, Directors


2019 All-State Orchestra

East High School

Lauren Geerlings, Violin I

Eleanor May-Patterson, Director

North High School
Derek Hwang, Cello

Kayla Priest, Director

Eleanor Chalstrom, Oboe

Brian Cole and Austin Simon, Band Directors

West High School

Antonio Ferraro, Violin I

Kristin Ortmann, Director