Three instrumentalists and one vocalist from Southeast Polk recently gained acceptance to the Iowa All-State Band and Choir.

Like thousands of other high school musicians across the state, Southeast Polk music students worked very hard for this audition. The All-State audition process is intense, and just to audition takes months of dedicated effort. The resulting musical growth young Iowa musicians undergo is enormous.

Accepted to the Iowa All-State Choir is Spencer Clifton, bass. Accepted to the Iowa All-State Band is Emily Lauters, flute, Katherine Meredith, bass clarinet, and Emma Kurth, oboe.

The 2020 Festival concert would have celebrated the 74th anniversary of this prestigious event. District Auditions for the 268-piece All-State Band, 211-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held virtually October 22-24, 2020, at Le Mars, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington. While the 2020 All-State Music Festival Concert has been cancelled due to health safety concerns caused by the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, that in no way diminishes the accomplishment of the young musicians designated as members of the 2020 All-State Band, Choir, or Orchestra.

Congratulations on this prestigious recognition!

Spencer Clifton
AS Clifton
Emily LautersAS LautersKatherine MeredithAS MeredithEmma KurthAS Kurth