2014 – 2015 School Year

A Year In Review 2014 – 2015

So many wonderful things have happened during the 2014-2015 school year!

Outstanding Performance Showcase in Ames  May 13, 2015 – Congratulations Women’s Ensemble!

Women's Ensemble Ames
Juniors Erica Timmerman, Morgan Muenster, Amber Krieg, Kristina Koos, and Louren Kilburg
Sophomore Marissa Schroeder (not pictured)
Freshmen Amanda Koos, Cheyanne Seymour, Shabnam Schmidt, and Hannah Reeg

Tri-Rivers Conference Junior High Festival, March 2, 2015 at Midland High School with guest director Janiece Bergland

MS Conf choir          EV Marq women

27 students from 7th and 8th grade participated in this year’s festival, including:
Joe Anderson, Evi Berthel, Matt Brinker, Justina Denlinger, Kelsey Gerlach, Spencer Haxmeier, Katherine Heimbuch, Sydney Jacobs, Jake Keil, Luke Kies, Halle Kilburg, Danny Koos, Macey Kremer, Tyler Kremer, Lexi Metz, Tori Michel, Brooklynn Moore, Parker Mueller, Lucas Muenster, Sunny North, Ty Parker, Ethan Pfiffner, Jeb Schwager, Wade Schwager, Lauren Sieverding, Hannah Sieverding, and Averie Sieverding.
Special thanks to the Easton Valley 7/8th grade women’s choir and their directors, Mrs. Pat Walke and Mr. Cameron Kotovsky, for collaborating with the Marquette women’s choir!

Iowa Choral Directors Association District Honor Choir, February 23, 2015 at Monticello Middle School

5-6th choir          7-8th choirICDA HC          IMG_8158

Students in grades 5-8 auditioned and were selected as members of the 2015 ICDA District Honor Choir.
5th grade – Joseph Hager, Kaylee Koos, Sophie Long, Nolan Tracy
6th grade – Macy Heim, Beatrice Kemp, Hannah Litterer, Maura Tracy
7th grade – Evi Berthel, Kesley Gerlach, Katherine Heimbuch, Halle Kilburg
8th grade – Gwen Davis, Sydney Jacobs, Luke Kies, Brooklynn Moore, Sunny North

Adrian Choral Festival, January 30, 2015 at University of Dubuque with Dr. Craig Arnold.  

Adrian1          Adrian2

These students got to perform alongside the UD choir, and then attended a concert by Tonic Sol Fa!  Students pictured are Sophie Allsup, Cayden Long, Jonathon Stroyan, and Cheyanne Seymour.

Dorian Vocal Festival, January 11-12, 2015 at Luther College with Dr. Allen Hightower, Dr. Jennaya Robison, and Dr. Andrew Last, accompanied by Dr. Jessica Paul

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We are proud of these juniors and seniors: Louren Kilburg, Cayden Long, Jonathon Stroyan, and Erica Timmerman!  It was an incredible weekend singing with 1,200 high school students representing 273 schools from 5 states in the Midwest!

Iowa All-State Choir November 21-22, 2014 under the direction of Dr. Lee Nelson from Wartburg College.  Congrats to Logan Schroeder!

Logan All-State2

Logan was one of 603 of the finest singers in the state to perform in Ames along with the Iowa All-State band and orchestra.  What a wonderful honor!

Tri-Rivers Conference Honor Choir November 17, 2014 under the direction of Dr. Gerald Kreitzer from Mount Mercy University

MHS and EV  Honor choir men Honor choir women

Students from Marquette that participated: Lucas Schmidt, Cayden Long, Michael Zhou, Amber Krieg, Anna Zeimet, Jonathon Stroyan, Erica Timmerman, Kristina Koos, Louren Kilburg, Morgan Muenster, Jonathan Herrig, Amanda Koos, Ashley Koos, Cheyanne Seymour, Sophie Allsup

TRC Honor Choir     MHS and EV

12 schools from our conference participated in this honor choir.  Marquette and Easton Valley choirs combined and sang “By Candlelight”  Thanks to Mr. Cameron Kotovsky and his students for collaborating with us and directing the ensemble!

All-State auditions

All-State1 audition day

Congratulations to Logan Schroeder, Louren Kilburg, and Erica Timmerman in their All-State auditions on October 25, 2014!

Real Men Sing Festival – hear some great recordings on YouTube!

MCS guys2     Jon and Cayden
Real Men Sing!  Our men at Wartburg College 10/4/14: Lucas Schmidt, Cayden Long, Michael Zhou, Jonathon Stroyan, Kelby Mueller, Luke Kies, Lucas Muenster, Spencer Haxmeier, and Parker Mueller

Middle School group High School group
Over 750 men from across the state of Iowa attended the Real Men Sing festival!  Here are pictures of the 7-10th group and high school group!

All-State Camp at Wartburg College August 2-4, 2014

Students getting ready for day 1 of All-State Camp 2014! Can you find Ms. Sieverding?          Over 300 students from across the state working on the All-State music with Dr. Lee Nelson from Wartburg College
Over 300 students from across the state, including Marquette’s Louren Kilburg and Erica Timmerman, working on the All-State music with Dr. Lee Nelson from Wartburg College.

Summer 2014

Girls nat'l anthem          Girls Nat'l Anthem
Sophie Long, Ella Tracy, and Kaylee Koos were invited to sing the National Anthem at the Clinton LumberKings minor league baseball game on Tuesday, August 5!

Don’t forget about all of our accomplishments from last year!  Click here to reminisce on 2013-2014 in our music department

Music can change the world because it can change people” – Bono