On Saturday, September 20, the Ankeny Marching Hawks performed at the Johnston Marching Festival. The purpose of this festival is to provide an opportunity for the band to receive feedback, both written and verbal, from a panel of six judges from across the state. No ratings, scores, or places are given. After the performance, each band received a 30-minute clinic from one of the clinicians who watched our show.
The next performance of the Marching Hawks will be at the Homecoming Game on Friday, September 26. They will travel to Cedar Rapids for two competitions on October 4.