Union sends Carlson, Klein to All State Music Festival

Bistline recalled for chorus

Pictured left to right, Union High School’s All State Music Festival students Matthew Carlson, Samuel Klein, and Joseph Bistline. PHOTO COURTESY OF CASEY TECKLENBURG

Two Union High School students have been selected to attend the Iowa All State Music Festival. This is the highest individual honor an Iowa high school musician can receive. Seniors Matthew Carlson, son of Steph and Reid Carlson, and Samuel Klein, son of Shane and Sara Klein were selected for the Iowa All State Chorus. Also recalled for the chorus was senior Joseph Bistline, son of Mike and Jennifer Bistline. Juniors Austin Martin, son of Aaron and Kristi Martin, and Brigitte Rohrer, daughter of Roger and Lisa Rohrer, also auditioned for the chorus. They are students of Casey Tecklenburg.

The 2022 Festival will celebrate the 76th anniversary of this prestigious event. District Auditions for the 278-piece All-State Band, 214-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 22, 2022 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 18 and 19, and 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 19, 2022. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for rebroadcast. Please check the IPTV website (www.iptv.org) 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.

Tickets at $25.00 each, plus fees, and all seats are reserved. Tickets may be obtained for the Iowa All-State Festival Concert by contacting Ticketmaster. Orders may be placed online (www.ticketmaster.com) and go on sale October 25 at 10:00 a.m. Ticketmaster will charge a per-ticket convenience fee.