The Ankeny Bands are blessed to have talented photographers as parents. For the Mid-Iowa Band Championships, Mark Stoltenberg spent much of his day taking photographs of the nearly 900 Ankeny band students performing the Star Spangled Banner, as well as many of the bands that performed over the course of the festival.

Mark posts many of his photographs on Facebook. If you are a member, be sure to like Mark Stoltenberg Photography. If you are not a member, you can still view Mark’s photographs without a Facebook account by clicking here.

You can purchase many of the beautiful photographs Mark has taken, from his website: If you would like to purchase photographs specifically from the Star Spangled Banner performance, you may do so by clicking here.