The 2013 All State Choir concert was held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Bellco Theatre (previously the Wells Fargo Theatre) in Denver. Four students from Delta County School District made it into the choir — (from left) Jake Johnson, Delta; Desert Mulford, Delta; Lexi Johnson, Paonia; and Jacob Helleckson, Paonia. In the background are their teachers, Wendy Bodwell of Paonia High School (left) and Tambyr Reed of Delta High School. All State status is obtained through a rigorous audition process. Once a junior or senior high school musician has made “All State,” they spend three days in Denver practicing with many other youth from across Colorado getting ready for the concert. This year’s event, sponsored by Colorado Music Educators Association, featured three guest conductors from Georgia, Michigan and Minnesota.