Graham named to 2019 All-State Band


FORT MADISON – Lucy Graham, of Holy Trinity Catholic High School, has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2019 All-State Band. Lucy Graham is the daughter of Brian and Brenda Graham of Fort Madison and is an instrumental student of Mrs. Emily Otte.


The 2019 Festival will celebrate the 73rd anniversary of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 279 piece All-State Band, 227 piece All-State Orchestra, and 601 member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Le Mars, Hampton, Independence, Atlantic, Indianola, and Washington.

Approximately 17% of the students who audition are selected for membership in the All-State ensembles. Participants will rehearse in Ames on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23. The Festival Concert will be presented to the public at 7:30 p.m. in Hilton Coliseum, Iowa State University, Ames, on Saturday evening, November 23, 2019. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for broadcast.

Please check the IPTV website ( for the exact dates and times. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.

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