The following PRE All-State Audition Information has been posted on the IHSMA website, attached in this email, and is being mailed out.  I would recommend printing this material and begin the planning within your music department.



CONGRATULATIONS to our Marching Band students and directors on two outstanding weekends of performances at the State Marching Band Festival!!  THANK YOU to the following Site Managers and host communities: Cliff St. Clair at Sheldon; Al Paulson at Fort Dodge; Jason Dobbs and Sally Lange at Waterloo West; Joel Nagel and Jared Wacker at Cedar Rapids Washington; David A. Clark and Dan Schoening at Glenwood; Jeff Patterson and Rishi Kolusu at Waukee; Dameon Place and Gabe Schott at Pella; and Alex Wilga and David Nicholson at Davenport Central for ALL being amazing hosts!!  

Festival results can be found at http://ihsma2.org/Phase3/mb_site_ratings_publicreport.asp?SiteID=All

Family Week – Unified Calendar

The Iowa High School Music Association, Iowa High School Speech Association, Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union, in response to recommendations from input from our “Ad Hoc Committee”, have implemented a “Family Week” on the Unified Activities Federation Calendar. “Family Week” is a week in the unified activity federation calendar that prohibits any coach or teacher/student contact and any unified activity federation event from occurring.  That period will include Saturday through Sunday of week 3 and Week 4 of the calendar and will begin July 25, 2021 through August 1, 2021. The Iowa High School Music Association supports “Family Week” and therefore there can be no music activities within the IHSMA member schools during that week.  All high school students, including incoming 9th graders, are covered under the rule and are not to have contact (on or off school premises) with teachers nor use school facilities during the eight day period.

The IHSMA recognizes that some communities have longstanding community performances that might occur during this week that cannot be altered. A waiver will be provided for school music programs that have a longstanding community performance occurring within that week that requires student/teacher participation and that cannot be changed to accommodate this week.  Schools must apply for a waiver by May 1 of each year, identifying the conflict, and explaining why the event cannot be moved outside of the designated “Family Week”.

Unified Activity Federation Calendars can be found here.

draf General Information

Mission Statement
Executive Committee
District Advisory Group
IHSMA Policy Manual
IHSMA Membership Card


School Enrollment Information – 2015-2016 School Year (2014-2015 Data)




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Digital Recorder Rentals

The Iowa High School Music Association has numerous digital recorders that have been purchased for use with the
IHSMA festival series. These recorders are available to rent for private festivals at the cost of $5 per recorder. All recorders
must be returned to the IHSMA office 3 weeks prior to the IHSMA Large Group Festival. Any recorders damaged or not returned must be
replaced at cost. Those interested should download and fill out the Digital Recorder Rental Agreement found