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October 6, 2021

Marching Hawks Place 2nd/Color Guard Earns Best Guard

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The Ankeny Marching Hawks had success competing at the Bands Across the Prairie Invitational and the Urbandale Marching Invitational.

The Marching Hawks placed 2nd in class 4A at the Bands Across the Prairie Invitational. Additionally the color guard earned Best Guard of class 4A. 

That evening the Marching Hawks performed for a full stadium at the Urbandale Marching Invitational and earned 1st place in Class 4A. The evening was capped off with a performance of the Iowa Hawkeye Marching Band and our drum majors getting to conduct the group.

“Our performance at Cedar Rapids Prairie was a great way to start our competitive season and work out some of the kinks. The band came back stronger and better in their Urbandale show and it paid off,” said Jennifer Williams, director. 

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The band will compete this weekend (Oct. 9) at Valleyfest XLII Showdown. The band takes the field at 9:45 pm. Their final competitive performances will be at the IHSMA State Contest at Waukee at 11:15 AM and their own home show, Mid-Iowa Band Championship, at 8:25 pm.