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October 23, 2023

Opus Honor Choir Participants

Five Ames CSD students were recently selected for participation in the 37th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 2400 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition.

Parker Virgil, a sixth grader, is in the 5th and 6th grade honor choir. Vivian Gassmann, Zoey Johnson, and Lida Teske are in the 7th grade and 8th grade Treble Honor Choir. Hailey Meissner is in the 9th Grade Mixed Choir.

Guest conductors of the choirs include Tami Meiners, Carroll Community School District, 5th & 6th Grade Honor Choir; Thad Wilkins, Mt. Vernon Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir; Abby Sheppard, Sioux City Community Schools, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir; and Matt Walker, Iowa City Community School District,  9th Grade Mixed Honor Choir. 

The 2023 Opus Honor Choirs will perform at 4:00 p.m. November 16 in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State Center in Ames. The Opus Honor Choir Festival is made possible by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.

Congratulations to these Ames Community School District music ambassadors.