Picture of Erica Knupp and Sam Thessen Outstanding PerformersA special congratulations to Erica Knupp (soprano vocal solo)  and Sam Thessen (saxophone) for being chosen as “Outstanding Performer” for their centers at State Solo/Ensemble contest in April.  They represented Indianola at a special recital in Ames on May 17 that showcased outstanding performers from around the state of Iowa.  Each judge had the opportunity to choose 1 student or ensemble from their center as the outstanding performance for the entire day and Sam and Erica were chosen from performers around the metro area at our performance site.