A Tradition of Excellence


​Congratulations to the Tiger Marching Band on an outstanding performance at the State Marching Band Festival on Saturday, October 8. The band earned a Division I rating (highly superior) in every box from all six judges. This is their 22nd Division I in a row!

Band Booster Pancake Day is Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 am-1 pm. Tickets are $7 each, and are all-you-can eat. Please see any band student for tickets, or buy yours at the door the day of the event. Thanks!

Congratulations to CFHS Jazz One on earning a performance spot at the 76th Midwest Clinic! The conference will be held December 19-22, 2022, in Chicago, Illinois. More details to come!


Solo/Ensemble Festival was held on April 9. Bravo to the many students and ensembles who earned top honors. Earning "Outstanding Performance" awards in their centers were: Alexandra Somodi (flute, Center 4), and Kristen Engelhardt (trombone, Center 5). 

Congratulations to Jazz One on making school history, and earning first place at the 2022 Iowa Jazz Championships on April 5. ​Outstanding Soloists for CF were:

  • Ben Shockley, Tenor

  • Riley Gesell, Drums

  • Alexandra Somodi, Bass

  • Colten Thomas, Piano

Additionally, Ben Shockley was also recognized as one of the top four soloists of the day in Class 4A.​

All-State Jazz Results are out for 2022! Congrats to:

  • Ben Shockley, Lead Tenor 

  • Kristen Engelhardt, Trombone

  • Riley Gesell, alternate, Drum Set

  • Colten Thomas, alternate, Piano

2021 All-State Announcement:​

Congratulations to the following Cedar Falls students accepted into the 2021 All-State Band:

  • Alexandra Somodi, Flute (Orchestra)

  • Claire Shaw, Flute

  • Natalie Thomas, Flute

  • Emma Fuchtman, Clarinet

  • Ella Stineman, Clarinet

  • Torin Brown, Clarinet

  • Cedric Liu, Clarinet

  • Gabrielle Townsend, Alto Sax

  • Ethan Gruening, Tenor Sax

  • Britain Atkins, Bari Sax

  • Pascal Cuhat, Trumpet (Orchestra)

  • Jace Barry, Trumpet

  • Conner Trunnell, Trumpet

  • Taylor Johnson, Trumpet

  • Kristen Engelhardt, Trombone (Orchestra)

  • Alex Stoner, Trombone

  • Alanna Reynolds, Euphonium

  • Kate Galyen, Percussion

  • Adam Schroeder, Percussion

Selected as alternates to the 2021 All-State Band:

  • Noah Phillis, Alto Sax

  • Holden Fromm, Tenor Sax