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The student news site of Atlantic High School

AHSneedle

Band and choirs are directed by Jarrod ODonnell and Evan Adamon.

All Strings and Voices

Elizabeth Anderson February 24, 2022

The choir department has taken a break from show choir and they have been focusing on concert choir for three weeks. Also, the band department has been working on four songs for the winter concert. Band,...

ISU Honor Band participants (from top) Faith Nath, Rio Johnson, Angelica Andersen, Brady Wagner.

Traveling to ISU

Elizabeth Anderson, Editor February 10, 2022

Set the scene: Traveling across the state, playing a bunch of interesting music, and having fun. Faith Nath, Rio Johnson, Brady Wagner, and Angelica Andersen went to Iowa State University for the honor...

Junior Jaci Smith closely follows her music at the Late Winter Concert earlier this year. Smith has been in band and choir all throughout high school and plays the flute.

One Last Concert

Molly McFadden and Camryn Church May 5, 2021

On Friday, May 7 band and choir members will perform in the State Large Group competition, as their last event of the year. The Chamber Choir will be performing two songs: “No Time” and “Unclouded...

Band and choir students pose before leaving Universal Studios. Many on the trip thought that this was the superior park due to its thrill rides.

Making Music with Mickey: The Band and Choir Trip to Florida

Molly McFadden, Editor April 19, 2021

The early morning travel days and endless walking made life-long memories for the 85 students who took their music skills to Florida. The trip looked like this: 3 days at Disney, 2 days at Universal Studios,...

The Trojan Guard, the marching band of AHS, marches onto the field during the 2020 homecoming game. Many band members will be among the 85 musicians traveling to Orlando to preform in Universal Studios.

Musicians Flying to Florida

Lexie Trotter, Editor March 10, 2021

The phrase better late than never suits the music department, as a trip scheduled for last March has finally been given the green light. Delayed when the country shut down for the pandemic, the band and...

The band students perform at the 2020 Late Winter Concert. The concert will look a little different this year due to social distancing.

The Sound of Winter

Camryn Church, Editor February 23, 2021

The band and choir will perform a selection of songs on March 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Chamber Choir is performing “Unclouded Day” by Shawn Kirchner, Treble Choir is performing “The Seal Lullaby” Eric...

Senior Ethan Williams focuses on his music as he play bass at Swing Inn. Williams is also involved in cross country, basketball, tennis, musical pit, and marching and concert band.

Swinging Inn to Season

Camryn Church and Molly McFadden February 2, 2021

Swing Inn was held on Monday, Feb. 1 in the high school auditorium. The concert featured many jazz band and show choir members. For show choir, Diversity and Premiere each sang three songs. Premiere’s...

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Three students take a break from the drums to talk a bit during band practice. Band students often discuss music or ask what notes they should be playing to make their music better. Talking about music and asking questions allows them to improve.

Practice Makes Perfect

Katie Birge, Staff Writer January 6, 2021

Lex Somers celebrates acceptance into the all-state band during his sophomore year. All four years of high school, Somers auditioned and earned a spot in the band.

An All-Star All-Stater

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor November 5, 2020

Senior Lex Somers picked up his tuba and auditioned for All-State this fall for the last time, earning a spot for the fourth year. From freshman to senior year, Somers has auditioned as a tuba player with...

Band Director Jarrod O’Donnell has a picture of the last band and choir trip hanging in his classroom. In June of 2016, the students went to New York City, New York.

Redevelopment of the Band and Choir Trip

Eleanor McCalla, Staff Writer September 28, 2020

On March 12, Disney World announced that it would be closing due to an outbreak of coronavirus, and the music trip to Florida was consequently canceled. Sophomore Nina Welter was at dress rehearsal for...

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

New Season, New Field, New Music

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...

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