RAPID CITY — Dozens of area vocalists and musicians participated in the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s 69th annual South Dakota all-state chorus and orchestra performance on Oct. 30 at Summit Arena at The Monument complex.

The event — which was partially canceled last fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic — was the first to be held at the newly constructed arena in Rapid City, which can seat up to 11,000 people. The 2020-21 all-state chorus was canceled, while the all-state orchestra event was held in spring 2021.

In the all-state orchestra, Mitchell High School participants included senior Christian Kremer on B-flat clarinet; junior Morgan Buenzow on first violin; sophomore Jonathan Van Meter on bassoon; and sophomore Mason Buenzow on cello.

Area participants included Abigail DeKam on flute, of Platte-Geddes; Maxwell Kelsey on timpani, of Chamberlain; and Seth Balzer on tuba, of Freeman Academy.

In the all-state chorus, numerous area schools sent quartets to the event. Mitchell participants included Alayna Keckler, Alexis Christenson, Liam Semmler, Addison Ducheneaux, Mara Miskimins, Izzy Lambert, Isaac Heide, Aiden Beckstrom, Iris Anderson, Ally Barlean, Wyatt Haibeck, Emmet Young, Savannah Schelske, Bella Schroeder, Tanner Swanson and Jesse Dodd. Mitchell Christian’s quartet included *Ahnna Cousins, Whisper Eben, Joseph Tegethoff and Nahum Anderberg. (Individuals denoted with an asterisk are four- or five-year participants in all-state chorus or orchestra.)

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The orchestra was Kevin F.E. Sütterlin, who is director of orchestral activities and opera and professor of instrumental conducting at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. The chorus was conducted by Mark Myers, who is the associate artistic director and co-conductor of the Voice of Chicago and leads the Austin Neighborhood Choir.

Other area all-state chorus participants included: Andes Central: Emma Hofer-Stotz, Kali Maynard, *Riley Houseman, *Apollo Weddell. Armour: Makayla Fuoss, Anna Bowers, Max Hartmann, Shayten Beeson. Avon: *Sarah Swier, Kimberly Tolsma, Makayla Kopp, *Kley Heumiller. Bridgewater-Emery: Kylee Pollman-Trent, Tessa DeWitt, Austin Kjetland, Sage Mendoza. Burke: Savannah Geaghan, Kate Weborg, Garner Burrus, Lucas Eastlund. Canistota: Keira Esser, Alyssa Pierson, Brenen Brandenburg, Jesse Marquardt. Chamberlain: Nissi Vaad, Sequoia Altamirano, Caleb Borah, Jack Swanson, Saylor Lippert, Magyn Hopkins, Thomas Powell, David Newton. Colome: Kasie Leighton, Maya Vandenbark, Caden Munroe, Kash Heath. Corsica-Stickney: Emily Wehri, Jacey Kemp, Kayden Muck, Levi VanZee. Dakota Christian: Marissa Maas, Maggie Backes, Tate Timmermans, *Cameron Sybesma. Ethan: Erynn Gerlach, Ava Heitzman, Bayler Larson, Nathan Flanagan. Freeman: Madison May, *Lily Wipf, Ava Ammann, *Treyton Waltner. Freeman Academy: Jessica Paschal, Maria Cortes, Samuela Ndongosieme, Joshua Cortes. Gregory: Katherine Stevicks, Jordan Spann, Christian Spann, Eli Barreto. Hanson: Maryn Somerville, Annalyse Weber, *Douglas Nelson, *Jonathan Aulner. Howard: Abby Aslesen, Jayden Jaynes, Jace Sifore, William Borgers. Kimball: Kimber Rasmussen, Katherine Boeding, Marian Boeding, Tatum Tyrrell. Lyman: Jordan Zirpel, Rachel Hoffer, Jake Millard, Isaac Thomas. McCook Central: Lexie Lunders, Emma Muth, Jackson Schmidt, Erik Norris. Menno: Josephine Stokes, Madelyn Kludt, William Stokes, Owen Eitemiller. Montrose: *Sammy Behrens, Emma Johnson, Grace Reynolds, Aiden Schaefer. Mount Vernon: Katelynn Laufman, Sabrina Strand, Hagan Tlam, Cole Larsch. Parkston: Ashlyn Tapio, Lindsey Roth, Joshua Polreis, Josiah Tapio. Plankinton: Whitney Payne, Alexis Hauge, Maggie Overbay, Layne Guindon. Platte-Geddes: McKenzie Boltjes, Jaysea Biehl, Kaori Nachtigal, Joseph Kuipers. Sanborn Central: Malorie Mattke, *Dayton Easton, Payton Uecker, Evan Easton. Scotland: Tatum Andretta, Charlotte Mares, Teadora Atkinson, Trenten Skorepa. Tripp-Delmont: Gracey Schatz, Faith Goehring, *Canaan Fechner, Colby Brown. Wagner: *Olivia Breen, Lydia Yost, Jackson Rolston, Jhett Breen, Jennifer Barnett, Mia Dion, Christian Doom, Nolan Dvorak. Wessington Springs: Raylee Fagerhaug, Taylor Braun, William Bruckner, Porter Walz. White Lake: Angela Munsen, Daytona Geyer, Jaxon Pursell, *Levi Nightingale. Woonsocket: Dilyn Brooks, Acaiya Schult, Chase Linn, Elijah Fry.