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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...

Choral Masters

Seniors McKayla Weppler and Ana Muell perform at the Fall Debut Concert. Muell will be one of the students attending the festival later this month.

Molly McFadden, Editor

January 15, 2020

Six students from Atlantic were recently selected for the Meistersinger Honor Choir. Seniors Ana Muell and Bradley Dennis, as well as junior Genevieve Martinez were accepted into the mixed choir. Senior Katie Saluk and juniors Camryn Church and Olivia Engler will be in the treble choir. These singers...

Swinging Into Show Choir

The concert choir sings a tune at the fall concert. The students who make up the concert choir also sing and dance as part of the Diversity squad. This year, their theme is

Da'Jai Wesson, Editor

January 13, 2020

For the past five months, both the Diversity and Premiere show choirs have spent most of their time focused on learning and cleaning their routines. With all of their performances and competitions taking place in the next few months, they’ve wasted no time getting back to work after winter break.  ...

Madrigal Creeps Closer

Seniors Belle Wickman and Bradley Dennis pop a squat at last year's Madrigal Dinner. The two were jesters their junior year.

Camryn Church, Editor

December 12, 2019

The ninth annual Madrigal Dinner is approaching, and the Lords and Ladies of the AHS choir kingdom are preparing to dazzle the crowd with their food, entertainment, and atmosphere. The dates are Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 5 p.m. at the high school. They will be providing a four-c...

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...

Show Choir Season Kicks Off

GETTING INTO THE SWING OF THINGS - Show choir season is upon us. Both choirs will head to Dallas Center Grimes this weekend to compete. Katie Saluk, a member of Premiere, says, “This season will be really fun. We hope everyone can come support the choirs.”

Molly McFadden, Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

Madrigally Delicious

Director Jennifer Gasser conducts the senior song. Madrigal Dinner was attended by approximately 200 patrons.

Shayla Luke and Troy Roach

December 13, 2018

Madrigal Dinner, an annual renaissance production, was held by the Atlantic Choir Department. Being led by director Jennifer Gasser, the event took place in the high school commons. Guests entered the building to be greeted to a full-course meal, alongside a variety of music and skits. With all four grade...

Four AHS Students Make an All-State Appearance

HANGING OUT - Participants congregate in Hilton Coliseum before the All-State Festival.

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...

AHS Quartet Performs National Anthem

OH SAY CAN YOU SEE - Performing AHS choir members pose for a picture on the field of the UNI Dome. The quartet consisted of Chris Krogh, Ana Muell, Katie Saluk and Bradley Dennis.

Ashley Wendt, Lead Editor

November 20, 2018

The conclusion of All-State auditions results in mixed emotions for many of the involved students. Those who make it are often in high spirits, while those who miss out are generally disappointed. However, for four AHS choir members, a different opportunity presented itself: singing the National Anthem at ...

Students Prepare for All-State Performance

Avery Andersen, Genevieve Martinez, Sarah Schorle, and Alexander Somers

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 ...

Choir Hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

The 2017 Choir Chili Cook-Off was held in the AHS commons.

Dazia Sorensen

November 9, 2018

Are you hungry for a spicy dish that will chase away the oncoming cold? Look no further than the Atlantic High School Choir Chili Cook-Off, hosted in the commons of AHS on Nov. 10, 2018, from 5 - 7:30 pm. The cook-off will feature nine contestants, as well as a bake sale and karaoke. Tickets cost $...

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