On Saturday, October 18, 2014, the Ankeny Marching Band performed at the Iowa High School Music Association’s State Marching Band Festival at Waukee High School and the Mid-Iowa Band Championships in Ankeny. At IHSMA, the Marching received a Division I rating.
Both Ankeny and Centennial High School then hosted the 27th annual Mid-Iowa Band Championships. To open up the contest, over 1,000 Ankeny band students in grades 6-12 performed the Star Spangled Banner on the field under the direction of Jennifer Williams. The Marching Hawks performed in exhibition for a sell-out crowd to start the 4A competition for the night.