The Ames Jazz Bands will be putting on a free concert, Monday, December 4th at 6:00 PM in the AHS Auditorium. Come listen to both of the Ames HS Jazz Bands perform.


AHS Winter Cheer is having a Pizza Ranch fundraiser on Monday, Dec. 4th! Varsity Cheerleaders will be working as the servers/bussers for the evening. Come and enjoy supper from 5-9pm, and all tips will be given back to AHS Winter Cheer!

In the past 6 years, our fundraising efforts have covered:
70 uniforms
7 cheer mats
1 tumbling “BOULDER”
1 Fly-Right Stunt Stand
Spirit room remodeling/decorative signage
Special Olympics, All Star, Shrine Bowl fees
Misc. operating expenses
Free professional photography for all (for yearbook and basketball programs)

Also, please bring a donation card (attached) or show a pic of it on your cell phone to the cashier. For every card turned in/shown, Pizza Ranch donates an extra $2 to our account!

Thanks so much for supporting the winter cheerleaders!


18 AHS band students successfully auditioned for positions in the 2017-18 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. Auditions were held on Thursday November 30 at Des Moines Roosevelt.  The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny High School at Saturday January 6 with a festival concert that evening.  The guest directors for the honor band are Dr. Curran Prendergast and Steve Stickney. The following Ames High students were selected:

9-10 Band

Sofiya Palasyuk – Clarinet – 5th Chair
Kayley Helmer – Clarinet – 6th Chair
Andres Cordoba – Clarinet – 7th Chair
Sarah Song – Clarinet – 8th Chair
Emily Peters – Clarinet – 15th Chair
Oscar Lenkaitis – Bassoon – 1st Chair
Oliver Chen – Alto Saxohone – 3rd Chair
Jasper Shogren-Knaak – Trumpet – 4th Chair
Madelyn Timmermans – Trumpet – 11th Chair
Zach Mueterthies – Bari Saxophone – 1st Chair
Eric Paskach – Percussion – 5th Chair

11-12 Band

Laura Emery – Flute – 4th Chair
Emily Helmer – Flute – 7th  Chair
Arthur Lubberstedt – Trumpet – 3rd Chair
Emma Todey  – Trumpet – 8th Chair
Kira Davis – Horn – 5th Chair
Evan Uhlmeyer – Tuba – 5th Chair
Aidan Diggins-Kennedy – Percussion – 7th Chair


The Ames High Bands will be presenting their Holiday Band Concert on Monday, December 18th, in the Ames High School Auditorium. The 6:30 concert will feature Percussion Techniques directed by Chris Ewan, the Freshman Band directed by Andrew Buttermore and the Symphonic Band directed by Andrew Buttermore. The 8:00 PM concert will feature the Concert Band directed by Peter Thompson and the Wind Symphony directed by Chris Ewan. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and $10 for a family.


Friday, December 1,

Boys Basketball 10/V vs Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Girls Basketball JV1/V vs. Johnston – 4:45 PM – Ames High School
Madrigal Dinner  – 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Saturday, December 2,

Wrestling JV/V Ames Duals – 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM, Ames High School

Boys Swimming  V Wittmer Invite – 11:00 AM – Ames High School

Madrigal Dinner 6:30 PM – Northminster Presbyterian Church

Monday, December 4,

AHS Band Jazz Concert – 6:00 PM – Ames High School

Boys Basketball  JV @ Marshalltown 7:00 PM  – Marshalltown High School

Winter Cheer – Pizza Ranch Night

Tuesday, December 5,

Girls Basketball JV/V @ Lincoln 4:45 PM

Boys Basketball  10/9 @ Lincoln 4:45 PM – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Girls Basketball JV2 @ Lincoln 7:45 – Lincoln RAILS Academy

Wednesday, December 6,

Boys Basketball  V @ Lincoln 7:45PM –  Lincoln High School

Thursday, December 7,

Boys Swimming JV/V @ DMACC Ankeny – 5:30 PM

Wrestling JV/V vs Johnston – 6:30 PM – Ames High School

Friday, December 8,

Wrestling V @ CB Invite Mid America TBA – Mid-America Center

Boys Basketball 10/9/V @ Ankeny 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School

Girls Basketball  JV1/V/JV2 @ Ankeny  – 4:45 PM – Ankeny High School