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  • ISU Honor Band is on Feb. 4 and 5 in Ames.
  • State show choir is on Monday, Jan. 31.
  • State jazz band is on Saturday!
  • Winter formal is on Feb. 26!
  • State speech is February 5, 2022!
  • There is a wrestling tournament on Saturday.
  • There is a wrestling meet on Thursday!
  • There is boys and girls basketball on Friday at St. Albert.
  • There is a girls basketball game on Tuesday against Shenandoah.
  • The Prom Closet in Coon Rapids has free prom dresses! See Bulletin!
  • Order your yearbook!
Memories of the Madrigal Dinner

Memories of the Madrigal Dinner

Photos tell the story of the annual musical celebration.
Helena Buliche, Staff Writer December 22, 2021

Musical Cast Examines Their Characters

Katie Birge, Megan Birge, and Nolan Perez
November 23, 2021

PROUD DIRECTOR - Choir director Evan Adamon prepared 17 students for All-State competition. Two students were selected for the illustrious choir.

An Inside Look at All-State- OPINIONS

Students share their reflections on the challenges of All-State tryouts.
Taliya James November 8, 2021

All-State auditions took place on Saturday, Oct. 23.  Multiple musicians at AHS participated in the demanding audition process during the weeks before the in-person audition. Three participants shared...

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

Band and choir members will perform in the State Large Group competition.
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

From rollercoasters to back and gold uniforms, the fine arts students of AHS stayed busy over spring break.
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

The band and chorus trip to Florida will commence bright and early on March 21.
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

The band and choir will perform in their Late Winter Concert on March 4.
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

Jazz band and show choir kick off their season at the annual Swing Inn concert.
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...

Sophomores Kylie Pulido, Cater Pellett, Reece DeArment, Charolette Saluk, and Micaiah Anderson sit around a fake fireplace while a Christmas tree twinkles in the background.  Pulido and Anderson played Jesters for the Madrigal.

The Madrigal Dinner in Photos

The Annual AHS Choir Madrigal Dinner was held on Dec. 12 and 13.
Ariel Clark, Editor December 18, 2020

Seniors Molly McFadden, Camryn Church, Genevieve Martinez, and Colten Tasto converse in preparation for the two hour practice that occurred afterwards. Each has a leading role in the musical.

Peek Behind the Curtain

Dozens of people work behind the scenes to make the magic of the musical come alive.
Chaylei Cary, Videographer November 30, 2020

The AHS production "The Addams Family Musical" entertained a small masked and distanced audience last weekend. More viewers watched via a live-stream link. While many talented students took the stage,...

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

The band and choir trip to Disney World has been rescheduled to next spring.
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...

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.

Swing Inn is Here

The show choir and jazz band seasons open on Thursday, Jan. 16.
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...

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