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Seven FDSH Students Selected to All-State Music Festival

November 7, 2019

November 7, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA-  Students from Fort Dodge Senior High recently auditioned for the 2019 Iowa High School Music Association’s All-State Music Festival.  The students selected for the All State Chorus represent the top 1 percent of high school singers in the state. Selection to the All State Chorus is the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians.  Seven Dodger vocalists were selected:

All-State Chorus:

Reagan Black – junior – daughter of Jean Black and Dean Black

Cole Hamlow – junior – son of Katie Hamlow and Lance Hamlow

Joey Kelley – junior – son of Scott Kelley and Mandi Crouse-Kelley and Anna Cook

Victoria Pavik – junior – daughter of Michael and Andrea Pavik

Alaina Porter – senior – daughter of Roger and Amy Porter

Sawyer Springer – junior – son of Steve and Juli Springer

Maddy Vinchattle – junior – daughter of Shawn and Allison Hynes

"Preparing music for the All-State audition offers valuable learning and growth for each student,” said Matt Drees, FDSH vocal instructor. “Each of our students who auditioned is a better and stronger musician from having challenged themselves through this process."

The All-State Music Festival takes place November 21-23 in Ames.  The final concert will take place on Saturday, November 23, 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 are so proud of the way all our students represented Fort Dodge at the auditions,” said Kim Wankum, FDSH vocal instructor. “They gave wonderful, competent auditions, and represented our school with excellence and pride.”

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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