Laura Harms and Dan Hovinga of Forest City High School attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2019 All-State Music Festival.
Laura is the daughter of Mason and Kelli Harms and is a flute student of Mr. Cory Schmitt.
Dan is the son of Jeff and Colleen Hovinga and is a vocal student of Ms. Annika Andrews.
The 2019 Festival celebrated the 73rd anniversary of the prestigious event. District auditions for the 279-piece All-State Band, 227-piece All-State Orchestra and 601-member All-State Chorus were held on October 26, 2019, 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 rehearsed in Ames on November 22 and 23, and the Festival Concert was presented to the public in Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University.