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  • The archery team heads to Valley on Saturday, Feb. 22. Good luck!
  • There is no school on Thursday, Feb. 20 and Friday, Feb. 21.
  • Good luck to the wrestlers at State this weekend!
  • Parent/Teacher conferences are Wednesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 20.
  • Good luck to the girls basketball team on Wednesday, Feb. 19 against Red Oak!
  • The Late Winter Band and Vocal Concert is Tuesday, Feb. 18. Break a leg!
  • Atlantic boys basketball hosts Harlan on Monday, Feb. 17. Good luck!
  • The jazz band heads to Glenwood on Monday, Feb. 17 for the District contest. Break a leg!
  • Order your yearbook!

Atlantic Musicians Attend ISU Honor Band

Atlantic Musicians Attend ISU Honor 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

Swing Inn is Here

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

Five Atlantic Musicians Make SWIBA

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

Holiday Season Means Pep Band Season

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

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...

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