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Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

Mount Vernon Sends Seven to All State

By Elijah Dorn-Recalde Two weeks ago the Iowa All-State concert of 2017 took place, and seven students were selected from Mount Vernon to participate. Martin Benesh, made 11th Chair for Bass after 3 years of getting into All-State, and Zach Vig made 9th chair for Viola. were selected for choir. Rehearsal at Ames began for […]

Dedication, Hard Work Pay Off in All-State Recognition

Dedication, Hard Work Pay Off in All-State Recognition

By Maggie Dale The dark, rich sound of the clarinet is what characterizes it amongst the array of other instruments.  It plays a critical part in the instrumentation of a concert band. Yet, middle schoolers starting to play usually sound more like, “tweet, tweet, SQUAWK!” Mikayla Flockhart was an average middle school clarinetist, initially more interested […]

Preparation for All-State Choir

Preparation for All-State Choir

By Lauren Hauser Junior Katheryn Opperman and Sophomores Quinnie Rodman and Ryan Clark make up a trio auditioning for All-State Choir. At Mount Vernon, vocalists are eligible to try out for All State their sophomore year. Fifteen students are auditioning. Opperman, Rodman, and Clark have been working on dynamics, perfecting mouth shapes, learning the music, […]

All-State Chorus Auditions

All-State Chorus Auditions

Congratulations to Alex Doser, who was selected at finalist auditions Oct. 26 to be an All-State Chorus accompanist. Alex is pictured in the featured photo by Taylor Hauser. Congratulations also to Seamus Taylor, Emma Garwood, Micah Russell, Zak Moran, Hannah Ganzel, and Brandon Douglas who were accepted into the All-State Chorus at auditions held on […]