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AHS Band earns Division I at Large Group Contest and wraps up year with Awards Concert.

On Saturday, May 10, the Southview 9th grade band and Ankeny 10-12 Band performed at the IHSMA State Large Group Festival at Urbandale.  The Ankeny 10-12 Concert Band earned a Division I (Superior) rating.  The Southview 9th Grade Band earned … Continue reading

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Jazz Residency wraps up the 2014 Ankeny Jazz season

On April 21 & 22, the Ankeny High School, Southview, and Parkivew Jazz bands hosted guest artist Dr. Anthony Williams, trombone professor at the University of Northern Iowa.  Dr. Williams’ spend the two days working with the five jazz ensembles, … Continue reading

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AHS Jazz Artist-In-Residency April 21-22

Anthony Williams, professor of trombone at the University of Northern Iowa, will join Parkview, Southview and AHS students for this year’s Ankeny Jazz Artist-In-Residency on April 21-22.  The students will participate in clinics and master classes during the school day, the event … Continue reading

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March starts off on a strong musical note for Ankeny Bands

March has been a busy month for Ankeny Bands! Our Spring Band concert was held March 4, featuring the Southview 9th grade band & Ankeny HS Concert Band, and a combined 9-12 band piece. On March 6, AHS hosted concerts … Continue reading

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Perry Band Olympics a success!

Ankeny had an outstanding showing at the 30th Annual Perry Band Olympics on Saturday, February 22. Over 100 students from AHS and Southview competed in 75 solos and ensembles throughout the day.  Performers received a divisional rating (I-Superior, II-Excellent, III-Fair) … Continue reading

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Jazzorama

On Saturday, February 1, jazz bands from Parkview Middle School, Prairie Ridge Middle School, Southview Middle School, Northview Middle School, Ankeny High School, and Centennial High School participated in clinics and a concert with four guest artists. Our guest artists … Continue reading

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Third Annual Jazzorama on Saturday, February 1.

Saturday, February 1st is the 3rd annual Jazzorama!  On this day all of the jazz bands in the Ankeny District will have a clinic with respected jazz educators and performers with the day culminating in a grand concert where each … Continue reading

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Busy December for AHS Band students

On December 5, four AHS students auditioned for the SCIBA High School Honor Band.  Congratulations to Lily Jones who was selected for the 9/10 honor band, and Andrew Chatman, who was selected for the 11/12 Honor Band.  They will perform … Continue reading

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Congratulations to SCIBA Jazz Outstanding Performers from Ankeny!

Congratulations to Jazz Lab members Luke Sanders on valve trombone and Kellan Mooi for being named Outstanding Performers in the 4A second band class at SCIBA District Jazz on Saturday, December 14. Congratulations to Jazz Ensemble members Luke Sanders on … Continue reading

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Winterguard earns 3rd place at ISDTA Dance Championships

Congratulations to the Ankeny High Winterguard on outstanding third place finish at the ISDTA Dance Championships on Friday, December 6.  The winterguard is under the the direction of Mr. Darrin Mell. Photos courtesy of Matt Tesdell

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