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  • The football banquet is at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • All state is on Saturday, Oct. 23.
  • There's a state cross country qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
  • The volleyball season has come to an end!
  • The pink out game is on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • There is a girls basketball meeting with Mr. Vargason on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The varsity football team plays Creston on Friday, Oct. 22.
  • Football and cheerleading senior night is Friday, Oct. 22 at the Trojan Bowl.
  • There is a fall vocal concert on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • The next driver's ed class begins on Oct. 25.
  • NHS is holding a blood drive on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
  • Order your yearbook!
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...

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.

Choral Masters

Students to attend an honor choir at Wartburg College.
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...

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 Music Through the Ages.

Swinging Into Show Choir

AHS show choir preps for their first performance.
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...

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

Madrigal Creeps Closer

The Lords and Ladies of the choir kingdom get ready for their performances on Saturday and Sunday.
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,...

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