Show Choir, Jazz Choir, and Jazz Band Festivals

Registration Deadline:     November 30, 2022
Penalty Deadline: December 7, 2022
Festival Date: January 23, 2023 (Jazz Band, North – All Classes: in-person)
  January 28, 2023 (Jazz Band, South – All Classes: in-person)
  January 30, 2023 (Show Choir, All Classes: in-person)
  February 6, 2023 (Jazz Choir, All Classes: in-person)
Registration Fee: Show Choirs/Jazz Bands: in-person – $165.00; Jazz Choirs: in-person – $140.00
Admission Fee: Adult – $8.00; Seniors (62+) – $6.00; Student – $3.00

Information for the General Public

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Admission Fee: Adult – $8.00; Senior (62+) – $6.00; Student – $3.00

2023 Festival Results

Information for Directors

Registration Forms:

Sample Adjudication Forms:


IHSMA Jazz Band Festival is set up with a north/south format:

  • Monday of Week 30 (Monday, January 23, 2023) is the date for the IHSMA Jazz Band Festival, North – all classes.
    The Monday festival will begin between 3:30 and 4:00 PM and conclude ~ 9:00 PM.
  • Saturday of Week 30 (Saturday, January 28, 2023) as the date for IHSMA Jazz Band Festival, South – all classes.
    The Saturday festival will begin at 8:00 AM and conclude ~ 5:00 PM.

Counties assigned to the north date include: Allamakee, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Delaware, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Greene, Grundy , Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Jackson, Jones, Kossuth, Linn, Lyon, Marshall, Mitchell, Monona, O’Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, Story, Tama, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Woodbury, Worth, and Wright.

Counties assigned to the south date include: Adair, Adams, Appanoose, Audubon, Cass, Cedar, Clarke, Clinton, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Des Moines, Fremont, Guthrie, Harrison, Henry, Iowa, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Keokuk, Lee, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Marion, Mills, Monroe, Montgomery, Muscatine, Page, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Scott, Shelby, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, and Wayne.

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