TIFFIN– Two Clear Creek Amana (CCA) students attained the highest individual honor available to Iowa high school musicians by being selected to participate in the Iowa All-State music festival in Ames held in November. Ashly Ives, the daughter of Brian and Kylan Ives of Oxford and Andrey Floryanovich, son of Sergey and Anna Floryanovich of Tiffin, were both accepted into the 282 piece All-State Band.
Ives is a senior and was selected on baritone saxophone and Floryanovich is a sophomore and was selected on alto saxophone. Both young musicians are students of John C. Smith. Smith is the director of the Clear Creek Amana Instrumental program. Only 1.7 percent of all Iowa high school musicians achieve All-State status.
In addition, Clear Creek Amana sophomore, Hannah Raim, was selected as the first alternate to the All-State Band on trumpet. She is a trumpet student of Todd Bransky of Solon. Hannah is the daughter of David and Michele Raim of North Liberty.
Clear Creek Amana sent 10 instrumental and ten vocal entries to district auditions which were held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Fairfield, Storm Lake, Hampton, West Delaware, Harlan and Indianola. The All-State Festival was held on the Iowa State University Campus in Ames with the concert taking place on Nov. 19 in Hilton Coliseum. The All-State Music Festival was broadcast on IPTV on Thanksgiving Day, and Sunday, Nov. 30. This program is under the auspices of the Iowa High School Music Association and the Iowa Music Educators Association.
The Clear Creek Amana Fine Arts Boosters, F.A.M.E, honored the All-State Musicians on the Clippers’ Dec. 19 band concert.