RIVERMONT CELLIST AMONG TOP IN STATE Print
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Written by Brittany Marietta   
Monday, 01 November 2010 12:48

Rivermont Collegiate is thrilled to announce tenth grade student Kelsey Qu has attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected as a member of the 2010 All-State Orchestra!  Kelsey, a cellist, is the daughter of Xin Liu and Zhiming Qu of Bettendorf.  Auditions were held Saturday, October 23rd, with only about 17% of students who auditioned being selected for the All-State ensembles.

All-State Festival participants will rehearse in Ames, IA on Friday and Saturday, November 19th and 20th.  The Festival Concert will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20th in the Hilton Coliseum, located on the campus of Iowa State University in Ames.  The concert is open to the public – tickets are $15 and available through Ticketmaster. 

In addition, Iowa Public Television will record the concert for re-broadcast scheduled for Thursday, November 25th at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, November 28th at 5:30 p.m.  Tune in!

Additional Quad City high school students selected for the All-State Orchestra include:

Christine Kao – Bettendorf High School – Violin

Oliver Kao – Bettendorf High School – Violin

Adam Bengfort – Assumption High School – Viola

Jacob Warner – Davenport North – Cello

Noah Sund – Davenport North – String Bass

Kelvin Tran – Davenport North - Percussion

Michael Goodyear – Davenport Central – Oboe

Jennifer Keys – Davenport Central – Bassoon