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
Ancient City Ensemble was founded in the fall of 2011 by Doug and Laura Beard. In its first year of existence, ACE won the gold medal at FFCC championships and became a WGI World Championship A Class Finalist. The second year they repeated as a World Championship A Class Finalist and in February 2014 they were promoted to Open Class. They finished the season strong as a WGI World Championship Finalist with the group's record high score of 87.975. In 2015, ACE fielded its largest ensemble to date! We are very excited for what the future holds and can't wait to start our sixth season!
- 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