Category Archives: ACHS News

Itinerary: Drake Festival of Bands – Friday, April 24, 2015

On Friday, April 24, the 10th Grade Band and 11-12th Grade Band will perform as part of the Adventureland-Drake Relays Band Festival atĀ Southeast Polk High School. Below is the itinerary:

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Itinerary: Senior Citizen Prom – Friday, April 17, 2015

Jazz Collective, as part of their 2014-2015 service project, will be performing swing tunes during the 2015 Senior Citizen Prom at Northview Middle School on Friday, April 17 from 5:00-6:00pm. Students should meet in the Northview Band Room at 4:30pm … Continue reading

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Itinerary: Jazz Residency – Monday & Tuesday, April 13 & 14, 2015

On Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14, we will be hosting Dr. David Camwell, professor of saxophone and jazz studies at Simpson College. Professor Camwell will be working with students in our two 7th grade jazz bands, the Northview … Continue reading

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Performance: Jazz Collective @ Hoover Jazz Festival 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015, Centennial’s Jazz Collective and Jazz Studio and Northview’s Jazzguars performed at the Hoover Jazz Festival at Des Moines Hoover High School. Big thanks to Carin Murphy for the video and audio from Jazz Collective’s performance! … Continue reading

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Performance: Think Spring! Concert – Tuesday, March 3, 2015

On Tuesday, March 3, Northview’sĀ 8th Grade Concert Band shared the stage with Centennial’s 10th Grade Symphonic Band and 11-12th Grade Wind Symphony, along with our first-place winning ensembles from the Perry Band Olympics. Highlights included a performance of “Happy Birthday” … Continue reading

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Ensemble Project

Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will be preparing an Ensemble Project for their 18-Week Assessment. A presentation about this project was made to students on Wednesday, March 4. Details about the assignment as well as supporting resources can be found here.

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2015 Perry Band Olympics a Huge Success for the Centennial Bands!

On Saturday, February 21, 2015, ninety-five 9-12th grade students from Northview Middle School and Centennial High School performed in 102 different solo and ensemble events at the Perry Band Olympics. Centennial came home with 78 Division I (Superior) Ratings and … Continue reading

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Performance: Urbandale Jazz Colloquium – February 7, 2015

On February 7, the Centennial Jazz Bands performed at the Urbandale Jazz Colloquium at Urbandale High School. As part of this festival, bands are put into groups of 4. Students in the first band from a school are audience members … Continue reading

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Itinerary: Perry Band Olympics – February 21, 2015

Below you will find a schedule for the Perry Band Olympics. This comes from Perry High School. The band director at Perry works very hard to avoid conflicts for students between solos and ensembles, but there are cases every year … Continue reading

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Itinerary: Perry Prep Night – Tuesday, February 17, 2015

On Tuesday, February 17, students performing solos and ensembles at the Perry Band Olympics will give a preview performance at Centennial. Centers with accompanists will be setup in Mr. Hook’s Band Room, the Choir Room, and the Auditorium Stage. Mr. … Continue reading

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