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New Season, New Field, New Music

The trumpets play along with the Trojan Guard during the Trojan's game against Harlan last year. This year the Trojan Guard has 20 senior members.

Molly McFadden, Editor

September 14, 2020

The Trojan Guard is preparing to take the field Sept. 18 at the first home game. This game is set to take place in the newly renovated Trojan Bowl and will be one of two that Atlantic hosts this season. On Sept. 18 the band will perform the set Women in Pop featuring the songs “Havana” by Camil...

Spaghetti Supper Funds Upcoming Music Trip

Junior Jasmyne Oasay-Waddell helps at the spaghetti supper dessert table. All band members are required to participate in the supper.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

February 18, 2020

For the spring break of 2020, the AHS band and choir will be taking a trip to Florida. On Monday, Feb. 10, the spaghetti supper was held in the commons at the high school. This is one of the ways the band prepares for the upcoming trip.  According to band director Jarrod O’Donnell, the spaghetti sup...

Atlantic Musicians Attend ISU Honor Band

The concert band performs their piece early in the winter. Erin Barrick, Grace Clay, Evalyn Perez, and Lex Somers are all involved with concert band.

Grace Clay, Editor

February 12, 2020

Over the course of a musician’s high school career here at AHS, students can audition or be nominated for many different types of honor bands. From SWIBA to All-State, there’s even more than just these audition honor bands. One of the nomination bands--meaning the band director nominates student...

Swing Inn is Here

Sophomore Katy Rothfusz sings along to the ballad. Last year, Rothfusz was a part of the Diversity show choir, but this year she is in Premiere.

Brynna Kern and Cael Pulido

January 16, 2020

The Atlantic High School show choirs and jazz band will be performing their annual Swing Inn show on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  The two show choirs will be performing recognizable pieces, like “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey, “Hey Jude” by the Beatles...

Five Atlantic Musicians Make SWIBA

The AHS band performs at their winter concert. Before the band played their last song, the five musicians accepted into SWIBA were honored.

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

December 19, 2019

Atlantic held the SWIBA honor band auditions on Saturday, Dec. 14. Of the band members who auditioned, senior Erin Barrick, juniors Bri Wilson and Lex Somers, sophomore Hunter Weppler, and freshman Angelica Anderson made it.  Students auditioning for SWIBA had to learn two different etudes. They also nee...

Holiday Season Means Pep Band Season

Junior Bri Wilson lets is rip on the clarinet. Wilson purchased a pep band jersey this season with her last name on the back.

Anastasia Muell, Editor

December 16, 2019

What does the "Pride of AHS" do during the winter? The pep band plays at home basketball games and it’s all the same people as those in concert band, but there are many differences. For instance, at many games, alumni are also allowed to play with the students. The students are taught to sightrea...

Getting Jazzy With It

Junior Nate McLean plays the alto saxophone. This year, he plays first part.

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

The trio of junior Camryn Church, and seniors Bradley Dennis and Katie Saluk warm up with choir teacher Ethan Pruisman. This is Pruisman's first year teaching.

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

Junior Lex Somers poses with his All-State folder after receiving best of center his sophomore year. Somers will be auditioning for his third time on Saturday.

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

The Trojan Guard practices parade marching outside. They will preform in multiple parades this fall.

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

High school band director Jarrod O’Donnell walks with the Trojan Guard at the 2018 Homecoming Parade. Aside from the halftime performances, the band will play in two parades--the Clarinda Band Jamboree and the Homecoming parade.

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

SWIBA READY -- Junior Erin Barrick gets ready for her upcoming honor bands with a solo at the winter concert while English teacher Emma Bireline narrates the piece called

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. ...

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