The IBA/IHSMA Literature Review Committee met Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to review petitions for literature inclusion in the IHSMA Required Literature List for Bands. 9 new titles were selected for inclusion. See the results here: http://ihsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/new_band_titles.pdf
NEW: IHSMA State Jazz Choir Festival at Council Bluffs, Thomas Jefferson has now been postponed until Monday, Feb 12, 2018 – same schedule.
NEW Start Time: IHSMA State Jazz Choir Festival at Maquoketa Valley has been postponed until Thursday, February 8, 2018 now beginning at 2:00 PM.
IHSMA State Jazz Choir Festival at Solon has been postponed until Monday, February 19, 2018 – schedule to be determined.
Charles City – has postponed until Wednesday, 1/24/2018 – the festival will begin at 2 PM.
Denison-Schleswig – has postponed until Wednesday, 1/24/2018 – the festival will begin at 1 pm and conclude around 5 pm.
Fort Dodge – has postponed until Monday, February 5, 2018 – the festival will begin at 3:30 PM.
Le Mars – has been postponed until Wednesday, 1/24/2018 – the festival will begin at 3:30 PM.
Spirit Lake – has been postponed until Wednesday, 1/24/2018 – same performance schedule.
All-State Chorus Auditions – each auditioning group has the option of using a pitch-giver provided by the host site. This is an example video of how those pitches will be given – http://ihsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PitchGiverSample.avi
Alternately the video can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/dMMLQrljI3A
NFHS Online Courses for Music Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Students are available. More information can be found at: http://ihsma.org/nfhs-online-courses/