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Sioux Central student to participate in IAM European Tour

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

This summer, the Iowa Ambassadors of Music (IAM) will be embarking on a 16 day - seven-country tour of Europe with music students from across the state. Owen Paulsen, a freshman at Sioux Central High School will be among the students participating in this musical journey. He was nominated for this honor by his teachers, Crystal Bunge and Rod Schedenhelm, to be a member of the Concert Choir. The Choir will be performing mostly patriotic songs including My Country Tis of Thee and the Star Spangled Banner for the audiences abroad.

Iowa Abassadors of Music, which is in its 13th year, has taken over 4,800 students overseas to sing and play in various outdoor venues and cathedrals. They will be touring and performing in England, Italy, Austria, Liechtenstein, France, Switzerland, and Germany. Along with their musical agenda, there is plenty of time for sight-seeing. Among the scheduled stops are: Buckingham Palace/changing of the Guard, the Eiffel Tower, the majestic Matterhorn, Notre-Dame, the Louvre, various castles, Dachau, a boat ride on the River Seine, plus so much more!

The IAM tour includes a Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Morgan Jones and a Concert Choir under the direction of Dr. Paul Torkelson. A three day tour camp will be held June 30 - July 2 at Grinnell College with a farewell concert given for parents and friends before they leave. The group will be in Europe on July 3rd and return to Iowa on July 18.

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