Students are selected for the festival based on nominations and recommendations sent to coordinators by music directors from area schools.
Six students from Dell Rapids were chosen for the choir portion of the festival. They are Kerrigan Kindopp, Cara Rice, Desirae Horton, Cariss Montgomery, Winston Strauss, and Tristen McDaniel. Five students from Dell Rapids St Mary will also be a part of the choir. They are Rebecca Geraets, Briar Hansen, Ella Swift, John Pica, and Noah Olund.
Five students from Dell Rapids and four students from Dell Rapids St Mary were selected for the band. Abby Greenhoff, Gunnar Chamley, Michaela Witte, Weston Mason, and Josie Geraets were selected from Dell Rapids. Maya Heinitz, Gabe Nelson, Seth Roemen, and Kyle Bares were selected from St Mary.