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13 FDSH Students Selected to All State Music Festival

October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018, Fort Dodge, IA-  Twenty-two band/vocal students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival.  The students selected for the All State Chorus represent about the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Thirteen Dodger vocalists were selected to the All State Chorus:

Olyvia Selby, senior - Soprano

Emily Asay, senior - Soprano

Chloe Vinchattle, senior - Soprano

Keziah Henkelman, senior - Alto

Claire Asay, freshman - Alto

Reagan Black, sophomore - Alto

Maddy Vinchattle, sophomore - Alto

Nathan Hayes, senior - Tenor

Kane Freeman, junior - Tenor

Joey Kelley, sophomore - Tenor

Collin Ellsbury, senior - Bass

Jamie Lennon, senior - Bass

Hoo Won, junior - Bass

In addition, Austin Andrews, senior, was selected as 2nd alternate on the tuba.

"The process of preparing music for the All-State audition includes so much learning and growth for each student, and that is where the true value lies,” said Matt Drees, FDSH vocal instructor. “Each of our students is a better and stronger musician from having challenged themselves with this audition process."

The selected students will perform at the All-State Music Festival November 15-17 in Ames.  The final concert will take place on Saturday, November 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.  All seats for the concert are reserved and tickets can be purchased online at or at the Iowa State University Athletics Ticket Office. 

“We could not be more proud of the way our students represented Fort Dodge today,” said Kim Wankum, FDSH vocal instructor. “Each of them gave wonderful, competent auditions, and represented our school and our community with excellence and class.”

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures. For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.


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