Congratulations go out to the Union High School Music department on their record setting showing at All-State auditions on Saturday October 26th in Hampton. 10 vocalists and 1 instrumentalist were chosen for All-State Music Festival honors. This is the highest honor a high school musician in the State of Iowa can receive and the most students honored from Union in the history of the school. Selected for their 2nd consecutive year were Joel Wauters, tenor II, senior son of Jerry & Laurie Wauters; Leah Jungling, soprano II, senior daughter of Jim & Deb Jungling; Jessica Bohnstengel, soprano II, senior daughter of Curtis & Patty Bohnstengel; Kristen Lowe, alto I, senior daughter of Tom & Teresa Lowe. Chosen for their first year were Ted Tecklenburg, tenor II, senior son of Joe & Shary Tecklenburg; Jess Larison, tenor II, junior son of Jeff & Cheryl Larison; Caleb Larison, bass I, junior son of Jeff & Cheryl Larison; Grant Mullen, bass I, junior son of Neil & Teresa Mullen; Savannah Downing, alto 1, senior daughter of Roger & Nancy Downing; and Emily Dalluge, alto 1, senior daughter of John Dalluge. Selected as an alternate in the band was Kylie Wrobel, Euphonium, senior daughter of David & Amy Jo Wrobel. Their instructors are Tim J. Mitchell, vocally and Mike Bistline, instrumentally.
The festival takes place November 21st- 23rd and will be recorded by Iowa Public Television for broadcast over the Thanksgiving holiday. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.
Tickets at $18.00 each may be purchased by phone with MasterCard, Visa or American Express at 319-363-1888. Orders may be placed between the hours of M-F 9:00am-9:00pm, Sat. 9am to 7pm and Sun. 10am to 6pm. All orders may be subject to convenience fees. A group rate of $13.00 per ticket is being allowed for groups of 20 or more tickets sold to a single purchaser.
Front row: Emily Dalluge, Kylie Wrobel, Ted Tecklenburg. Middle row: Savannah Downing, Jess Larison, Grant Mullen, Caleb Larison, Joel Wauters. Back row: Jessica Bohnstengel, Kristen Lowe, Leah Jungling.