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  • JV wrestling heads to a tournament at Southeast Polk on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The wrestling team takes on Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln this weekend. Good luck!
  • Good luck to the basketball teams on Friday, Dec. 13 as they take on Creston!
  • The Madrigal Dinner is this weekend in the commons. Break a leg!
  • The ACT test is Saturday, Dec. 14 at AHS.
  • AHS is hosting SWIBA auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck to those auditioning!
  • There is a home archery meet on Saturday, Dec. 14. Good luck!
  • The speech team is participating in a tournament at Dowling Catholic this weekend. Break a leg!
  • The boys swim team hosts Sioux City West and South Sioux City on Thursday, Dec. 12. Good luck!
  • The 2018-19 Javelin is in!

Getting Jazzy With It

Getting Jazzy With It

Molly McFadden, Editor

November 27, 2019

As winter approaches, new activities are beginning. Jazz band season is here and many students can be found rolling up to the music hall for morning practice Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 6:45 a.m. This year there are 19 students in the jazz band. They will perform and compete at multiple events ...

All-State Auditions Recap

All-State Auditions Recap

Hana Holtz, Editor

October 31, 2019

Being an All-Stater is one of the highest honors a high school musician can have. The auditioning process is lengthy and intricate, not to mention stressful. Auditioners on both the vocal and instrumental sides spend months preparing for their shot at impressing a judge and their ticket into the All-S...

Warming Up for All-State

Warming Up for All-State

Molly McFadden, Editor

October 21, 2019

Atlantic will host band and choir All-State auditions on Saturday, Oct. 26. These auditions are hosted by Atlantic each year, as AHS is centrally located. Many students from AHS audition. This year, Atlantic will have 13 students auditioning for the choir and 15 students auditioning for the band. Two s...

Trojan Guard Hits the Road

Trojan Guard Hits the Road

Molly McFadden, Editor

October 3, 2019

The Trojan Guard will be traveling to Clarinda on Saturday, Oct. 5 to perform at the Clarinda Band Jamboree. This annual event hosts schools from across southwest Iowa to perform in a parade. The bands are judged on their performance and receive a score that afternoon. Senior Zachary McKay, a percuss...

Another Year of Halftime Hurrahs

Another Year of Halftime Hurrahs

Molly McFadden, Editor

August 29, 2019

What happens at band camp, stays at band camp. That is, except for the music they learn. This Friday, Aug. 30, the Trojan Guard will perform their first set of the season. The set is titled contemporary, featuring a mix of pop music. Gwen Irlmeier, a flute player, said that she is excited for the ...

Honor Band Fever

Honor Band Fever

Grace Clay, Editor

December 18, 2018

Many band members have been working hard since the day after All State auditions for their next audition, SWIBA Honor Band. SWIBA stands for Southwest Iowa Bandmasters Association and there are two bands, the 9/10 grades band and the 11/12 grades band. Of the 13 students who auditioned, six made it. ...

Four AHS Students Make an All-State Appearance

Four AHS Students Make an All-State Appearance

Erin Wendt, Editor

November 21, 2018

The annual All-State Music Festival was held this past weekend in Ames. Four students from Atlantic attended, three in the choir and one in the band. Seniors Sarah Schorle and Avery Andersen participated in the chorus with sophomore Genevive Martinez, while sophomore Alexander Somers played the tuba and earn...

New Tunes from the Band Room

New Tunes from the Band Room

Anastasia Muell

November 17, 2018

With many new instruments being integrated into the curriculum, new sounds may be heard coming from the band room. Orders were placed for a string bass, guitars, and a new drumline. After being approached by junior Alyssa Brockob about the string bass, band director Jarrod O’Donnell decided to order on...

NEWS BRIEF — SWIHMB Sweeps Atlantic

NEWS BRIEF — SWIHMB Sweeps Atlantic

Grace Clay, Editor

November 15, 2018

SWIHMB stands for Southwest Iowa Honor Marching Band. It’s an honor band that you have to audition for and it only occurs every other year. It is also only for students in southwest Iowa. Altogether, there are almost 200 students on the trip and 13 students are from Atlantic. Attending SWIHMB ...

Students Prepare for All-State Performance

Students Prepare for All-State Performance

Molly McFadden

November 9, 2018

After spending hours each day learning and practicing their music, four students from Atlantic are ready to perform at the 2018 All-State Music Festival. Genevieve Martinez, Sarah Schorle and Avery Andersen will be performing in the All-State Choir. Alexander Somers will play the tuba in the All-State ...

Marching Band Performs Their Friday Night Finale

Marching Band Performs Their Friday Night Finale

Sarah Schorle

November 1, 2018

On the night of Friday, Oct. 19, the Atlantic Trojan Guard wrapped up their 11 week season with their final set, “The Greatest Showman,” featuring 3 songs from the popular film. The set highlighted seniors Dylan Litty on Trombone, Avery Andersen on Trumpet and Chris Krogh on Flugelhorn. The se...

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