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Watch the AHS Marching Hawks Thanksgiving Day!

The Ankeny Marching Hawks will join award-winning bands from across the globe in a one-of-a-kind experience during the "Thanksgiving Parade of Bands" at Walt Disney World in Florida.


Bands participating include:

  • Ankeny High School Marching Hawks from Ankeny, Iowa
  • Bay Port High School Marching Band from Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Chagrin Falls High School Marching Band from Chagrin Falls, Ohio
  • Elgin High School Pride of Elgin from Elgin, Illinois
  • Hampshire High School Marching Band from Hampshire, Illinois
  • Northview High School Marching Knights from Brazil, Indiana

Bands work with nationally recognized collegiate and Drum Corps International directors, as well as the Presidio Brass, to prepare a custom-arranged mass band performance for thousands of park guests at Disney's Epcot. The participants enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with other bands and professional musicians in a non-competitive format.


The band’s performance at Epcot will be broadcast at 9:30 a.m central time on Thanksgiving day at


The Hawks will also participate in “You’re Instrumental,” a Disney Performing Arts Workshop. The group will examine the skills, attitudes and priorities essential to musical excellence and culminate with a very special finale: a recording of the ensemble performing Disney music accompanied by footage from a classic Disney animated film.