Each November, the music department holds the Jazz Festival. This event provides an opportunity for music education as well as a chance to hear from remarkable guest artists.
The Jazz Festival includes workshops and rehearsals for area middle school and high school students. Workshops include a jazz improvisation class and instrumental clinics for percussionists and bass guitarists. In the afternoon, high school bands will be critiqued in a clinic setting by the guest artists.
The day concludes with an evening performance by the Jazz guest artists and the Iowa Lakes Community College Jazz Band and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.