Seven members of the Gilbert High School band will take part in the All-State Music Festival this weekend, and three other band members will serve as alternates for the festival.

After auditioning at Indianola High School on Oct. 22, the following musicians were selected for the festival:
•Gretchen Mizerak, Clarinet, Orchestra (second year)
•Laurel Mizerak, Carinet I, Band (second year)
•Jonah White, Clarinet I, Band (third year)
•Kalyn Schmidt, Bassoon, Orchestra (third year)
•William Wadsley, Bass Clarinet, Band
•Jessica Stoker, Trumpet I, Band (second year)
•Nathan Lee, Cello, Orchestra

Selected as alternates were:
•Jenna White, Flute
•Aldo Escalera, Flute
•Jonathan Stoker, Horn

Gilbert’s students will take part in chair auditions Thursday evening, followed by rehearsal on Friday and Saturday. The concert will be held inside Hilton Coliseum in Ames at 7 p.m. Saturday night. It will be broadcast on IPTV during the evening hours on Thursday, Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving Day) and again on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Congratulations to all of our all-state members, alternates, and band director Byron Tinder. We are so fortunate to have such talented students in our school!