Local high school students to perform at Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival

On Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 23-24, 27 show choirs and jazz choirs from area high schools and middle schools will come to Iowa Lakes Community College for the annual Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival.

Show ChoirThe choirs will perform for three clinicians — Clay Blackman of Omaha, Nebraska, is returning again this year to work with the show choirs, and Dr. Kurt Runestad, of Doane College in Crete, Nebraska, and Duane Ites, retired Spirit Lake Choir Director, will work with the jazz choirs.

The clinicians give the groups on-stage feedback to help them prepare for all of the performances that high school show and jazz choirs have throughout the spring.

The public is free to arrive any time during the day to watch the groups perform. There is no cost to attend. Show choirs will perform in the gymnasium and jazz choirs will be performing in the auditorium on the Estherville campus.

Performance schedules are listed below.

For more information please contact Brett Fuelberth, vocal music professor, at 712-330-1145 or bfuelberth@iowalakes.educreate new email, or Tim Soper, music program assistant, at tsoper@iowalakes.educreate new email or 712-362-8345.

Show Choirs
Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Gymnasium

Graettinger-Terril MS– Great Expectations 8:35 a.m.
Algona Bishop Garrigan 9:20 a.m.
Spirit Lake – Sonic Boom 10:05 a.m.
Sheldon Show Choir 10:50 a.m.
Emmetsburg – Black and Gold 11:35 a.m.
Spirit Lake Music Factory 12:50 p.m.
Sibley-Ocheyedan Show Choir 1:35 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Gymnasium
Ruthven Ayrshire MS  9:45 a.m.
North Union MS – Sound in Motion 10:30 a.m.
Pocahontas Showstoppers 11:15 a.m.
Webster City–Music ‘n’ Motion 12:25 p.m.
North Union HS – Kinetic Fusion 1:10 p.m.

Jazz Choirs
Tuesday, Jan. 23, in the Auditorium

Okoboji – Boji Voices 7:40 a.m.
Spirit Lake Vocal Jazz Ensemble 8:20 a.m.
Sheldon Jazz Choir 9:00 a.m.
Harris Lake Park Vocal Jazz  9:40 a.m.
Algona Vocal Jazz  10:20 a.m.
Spencer – Pieces of Jazz 11:00 a.m.
Sibley-Ocheyedan – Night Sounds 11:40 a.m.
South O’Brien 12:35 p.m.
Algona – inTunE 1:15 p.m.
Spencer-Chromatic Jazz 2:35 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 24, in the Auditorium                               
Estherville Lincoln Central Jazz 8:40 a.m.
Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Jazz 9:20 a.m.
Alta-Aurelia – Audacity 10:00 a.m.
GTRA Jazz Choir 10:40 a.m.


Jazz Choir

A jazz choir from Spencer performs during the 2017 Iowa Lakes Show/Jazz Choir Festival.

For More Information:

Iowa Lakes marketing office at 712-362-7944