Show Choir, Jazz Choir, and Jazz Band Festivals

Registration Deadline:     December 14, 2020
Penalty Deadline: December 18, 2020
Festival Date: January 25, 2021 (Jazz Band, North – All Classes: in-person)
  January 30, 2021 (Jazz Band, South – All Classes: in-person)
  February 1, 2021 (Show Choir, All Classes: in-person)
  February 6, 2021 (Jazz Band, Show Choir, All Classes: virtual)
  February 8, 2021 (Jazz Choir, All Classes: in-person)
  February 13, 2021 (Jazz Choir, All Classes: virtual)
Registration Fee: Show Choirs/Jazz Bands: in-person – $150.00; Jazz Choirs: in-person – $125.00
  Show Choirs/Jazz Bands: virtual – $100.00; Jazz Choirs: virtual – $90.00
Admission Fee: Adult – $7.00; Seniors (62+) – $5.00; Student – $3.00


Jazz Band Festival Postponements/Cancellations:

  • Fort Dodge – postponed due to weather until Monday, February 1, 2021
  • Union, La Porte City – postponed  – plans TBD

Jazz Band, Show Choir, and Jazz Choir Regulations

Registration Forms:

Sample Adjudication Forms (No longer needed due to the use of

IHSMA Jazz Band Festival North/South Split Info:

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

  • Monday of Week 30 (Monday, January 25, 2021) 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 30, 2021) 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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