About Ancient City Ensemble

Based in Trenton, FL, Ancient City Ensemble is an Independent Open Class indoor percussion ensemble in Florida that serves students ages 15-22. Through intense percussion instruction, performance, and competition in the pageantry arts, Ancient City strives to produce young adults with a strong work ethic, refined leadership skills, and the ability to work with their peers towards a common goal. Ancient City competes locally in the Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit (FFCC) and internationally in Winter Guard International (WGI)

Through The Years

Based in Trenton, FL, Ancient City Ensemble is an Independent Open Class indoor percussion ensemble in Florida that serves students ages 15-22. Through intense percussion instruction, performance, and competition in the pageantry arts, Ancient City strives to produce young adults with a strong work ethic, refined leadership skills, and the ability to work with their peers towards a common goal. Ancient City competes locally in the Florida Federation of Color Guards Circuit (FFCC) and internationally in Winter Guard International (WGI)

  • 2019 WGI World Championships PIO Finalist
  • 2018 WGI World Championships PIO Semifinalist
  • 2018 FFCC Championships PIO Silver Medalist
  • 2017 WGI World Championships PIO Semifinalist
  • 2016 WGI World Championships PIO Semifinalist
  • 2016 FFCC Championships PIO Silver Medalist
  • 2015 WGI World Championships PIO Semifinalist
  • 2015 FFCC Championships PIO Silver Medalist
  • 2014 WGI World Championships PIO Finalist
  • 2014 FFCC Championships PIO Silver Medalist
  • 2013 WGI World Championships PIA Finalist
  • 2012 WGI World Championships PIA Finalist
  • 2012 FFCC Championships PIA Gold Medalist

Staff:

Administrative

Directors – Doug and Laura Beard
Administrative Assistant – Anthony Innocenti

Design

Program Coordinator – Colton O’Dwyer
Artistic Director / Visual Design & Choreography  – Joshua Wendt
Music Program Coordinator / Front Ensemble Arranger / Sound Design – Matt Hahn
Battery Arranger – Ryan Ellis
Visual Design & Staging – Jason Nunes

Educational Leadership

Ensemble Director – Jeff Dixon
Ensemble Director – Morgan Brawner
Battery Coordinator – Ryan Sayers
Front Ensemble Coordinator – Anthony Innocenti
Front Ensemble Assistant Coordinator – Sean Nelson

Technical Staff

Music

Front Ensemble Technician – Alyssa Coleman
Front Ensemble Technician – Paul Yorke
Front Ensemble Technician – Nick Johnson

Consultants

Aaron Safer – Front Ensemble
Anthony Cananzi – Front Ensemble
Jordan Bean – Audio Engineer

VISUAL

TBA

PAC

Ancient City Ensemble is an affiliate of Pageantry Arts Concepts, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. PAC is devoted exclusively to the creation, development, and competitive performance of the musical and dance talents of the youth of the communities it serves.

PAC affiliates include: