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Forty-Eight Students Selected for Honor Choir

ANKENY, Iowa (December 10, 2019) - Forty-eight sixth through ninth-grade Ankeny students were selected for the 34th Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival hosted by the Iowa Choral Directors Association at CY Stephens in Ames.  More than 2,600 students throughout Iowa were nominated by their directors for only 180 positions in each of the four OPUS Honor Choirs.   

 

Congratulations to these outstanding young musicians:

 

5th/6th Choir:

Mya Backstrom (PV)

Jayden Huegel (PV)

Riley Kayser (PV)

Aubrie Kolner (PR)

Anaelle Mutamba (PV)

Valerie Young (PV)

 

7th/8th Treble Clef Choir:

Abby Fickbohm (NV)

Leah Hatch (PV)

Evelyn Huegel (PV)

Madelynn Miller (PR)

Gabby Mixdorf (NV)

Tatum Murphy (NV)

Lindsay Muta (NV)

Kennedy O'Connell (NV)

Kelsey Pries (NV)

Kira Smith (PV)

Addison Tullis (NV)

Ellen Wieczorek (SV)

 

7th/8th Bass Clef Choir:

Davis Albaugh (SV)

Carter Danielson (SV)

Colton Ferree (NV)

Dominic Hemphill (SV)

Alex Jamtgaard (NV)

Alex Meier (SV)

Elijah Miller (SV)

Landon Pote (PV)

Nicholas Robie (PV)

Braydon Schmitz (NV)

Tyler Sickerson (PV)

Ethan Skow (PV)

Levi Stember (SV)

Ryan Tomlinson (PV)

Carolos Vergara (PV)

Noah Yeager (SV)

 

9th Mixed Choir:

Isaiah Cardines (NV)

Damin Churchman (NV)

Natalie Jasso (SV)

Grant Miner (SV)

Luke Robie (SV)

Raimundo San Martin (NV)

*Aiden Skow (SV)

Adam Snowden (SV)

Sam Stember (SV)

*Drew Taylor (SV)

Caroline Trout (NV)

Bram van de Mortel (SV)

Gabe Wagner (SV)

Kai Young (SV)

 

*Solo Finalists

 

The choirs are under the direction of Nick Oswald and Lisa Kelsey, Southview; Ben Joseph and Kourtlin Pearson, Northview; David Sponder and Jill Bjorklund, Parkview; Lisa Rehms and Riley Anderson, Prairie Ridge.