March has been a busy month for Ankeny Bands!
On March 6, AHS hosted concerts for the 6th Grade Maroon Band, Southview 8th Grade Band, and 6th Grade Gold Band. Getting to hear the future of the Ankeny Band program in the auditorium was fun for all! A special treat on the 6th Grade Gold Band concert was the performance of some of the Perry Band Olympics Ensembles from AHS.
On March 8, the Southview JazzHawks, Ankeny Jazz Lab, and Ankeny Jazz Ensemble participated in the 42nd Hoover Jazz Festival. The Southview JazzHawks received 7th place. Soloist awards went to Jack Noonan, Taylor Satibanchong, Conner Bennett, and Nik Pappaducus. Ankeny Jazz Lab earned 3rd place in the second band class. Ankeny Jazz Ensemble earned 4th place in class 4A. Soloists awards were given to Luke Sanders (guitar), Quintin Konen (tenor sax), and David Bis (trumpet).