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Hayes selected to All-State Band

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Abby Hayes
Abby Hayes of Washington High School in Cherokee has attained the highest individual honor available to an Iowa high school musician by being selected as a member of the 2009 All -State Band.

Abby, the daughter of Jeff and Kim Hayes of Cherokee, plays the E -flat clarinet, and is an instrumental student of Paul McEntaffer, as well as a private student of Dan Kratz.

The 2009 Festival will celebrate the 63rd anniversary of this prestigious event.

District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 198-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 24 in Storm Lake, Hampton, Manchester, Harlan, Indianola and Fairfield. Approximately 17% of all the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles.

Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, and the Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 21 in Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames.

Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast, scheduled for Thursday, November 26 at 7 p.m., and other additional re-broadcast times. Please check the IPTV website (www.iptv.org) for any changes and additions. The program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.

Tickets for the Festival are $15 each, and all seats are reserved. There are three methods by which tickets may be obtained: 1) Iowa State Athletic Ticket Office at the window. The office is open Mon. - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and is located on the west side of the Jacobsen Athletic Building at ISU; 2) Iowa State Athletic Ticket Office by mail. Mail orders will be accepted any time using the form located on the IHSMA website (http://www.ihsma.org/documents/AS_tickets.pdf), in the order in which they are received. Tickets ordered now will not be mailed, but will be held at the "Will Call" window in the Jacobsen Athletic Building on the day of the performance; or 3) Ticketmaster. Orders may be placed by phone, online (www.ticketmaster.com), or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Phone 1-800-745-3000. Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.

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