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Five FDCSD Students Selected to OPUS Honor Choir

November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA-  Five students, two from Fort Dodge Senior High and three from Fort Dodge Middle School, were selected to this year’s OPUS Honor Choir. OPUS is an honor choir opportunity for students in grades 5-9, sponsored by the Iowa Choral Directors Association. Over 2,200 students auditioned via recordings for the 720 positions in the four OPUS Honor Choirs. The Dodger vocalists selected are:

Abbi Casciato – freshman

Micah Flaherty – freshman

Mina DeJong – 8th grade

Jillian Leman  - 8th grade

Harper Sandahl – 6th grade

The OPUS Honor Choir will perform at the All-State Music Festival Thursday, November 18, at 4 p.m. in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium at Iowa State University in Ames. 

“We are proud of the five students who will be representing the Fort Dodge Community Schools in this year’s OPUS Honor Choir,” said Joan Ascherl, FDMS vocal music instructor. “This is an opportunity for these students to be a part of an elite choir, and improve their craft which will in turn be beneficial for all of our Dodger choirs.”

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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