Pella Christian Musicians Attain Highest Honor

Carson Breon (chorus) and Tessa Brouwer (band) of Pella Christian High School have attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as members of the 2017 All-State Music Festival.

Carson is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Tim and Shannon Breon of Oskaloosa, IA, and Tessa is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerrit and Michelle Brouwer of Pella, IA.

The 2017 Festival will celebrate the 71st anniversary of this prestigious event. District auditions for the 281-piece All-State Band, 201-piece All-State Orchestra, and 601-member All-State Chorus were held Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Storm Lake, 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 17 and 18, 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 18, 2017. Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast. Please check the IPTV website ( 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 are $22.00 each, plus fees, and all seats are reserved. There are two methods tickets may be obtained for the Iowa All-State Festival Concert:

Method 1 – ISU Athletics Ticket Office – At window (on sale October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM).

Method 2 – Ticketmaster – Orders may be placed by phone (1-800-745-3000), online (, or at any Iowa Ticketmaster outlet (on sale October 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM).



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