St. Mary’s Student Chosen For Honors String Orchestra

Storm Lake St. Mary’s seventh grade musician John Ching has been selected into the Symphony Strings of the Iowa Junior Honors String Orchestra Festival.

Ching and other talented string players from across the state will be playing at the festival Friday, Nov. 17 at the Fisher Theater on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa. The conductor will be Dr. Justin Knoepfl of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minn. The students will rehearse throughout the day before the concert at 4:30 p.m. Ching is the son of Louie and Luisa Ching of Sac City. He will play cello in the festival orchestra.