SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR SHOW AND JAZZ CHOIR FESTIVAL

(Estherville, Iowa) The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department announces the performance schedule for the 2023 Jazz Choir and Show Choir Festival. The event is open to the public to watch free of charge and will be held January 24, 25, and 26, 2023, at the Janice K. Lund Performing Arts Center on the Estherville Campus.

The Jazz Choir and Show Choir Festival is purely for educational purposes, but two outstanding clinicians will be on deck to help the choirs. Clay Blackman (Omaha, Neb.), the show choir clinician, and Dr. Kurt Runestad (Crete, Neb.), the Jazz choir clinician, will help the choirs prepare for upcoming competitions and performances by providing on-stage feedback.

January 24 – Performance Schedule

  • Graettinger-Terril Middle School – 8:40 a.m.
  • Pocahontas “Showstoppers” – 9:20 a.m.
  • North Union High School “Kinetic Fusion” – 10:00 a.m.
  • Carroll “Swingsations” – 10:40 a.m.
  • Ruthven-Ayrshire Middle School – 11:20 a.m.
  • OABCIG Jazz Choir “Purple” – 12:15 p.m.
  • OABCIG Jazz Choir “Black” – 12:55 p.m.
  • West Lyon “Wildcat Jazz” – 1:35 p.m.
  • North Union Middle School “Sound In Motion” –  2:15 p.m.

January 25 – Performance Schedule

  • ELC Show Choir – 8:20 a.m.
  • Spirit Lake “Sonic Boom” – 9:00 a.m.
  • Emmetsburg “High Voltage” – 9:40 a.m.
  • Spirit Lake “Music Factory” – 10:20 a.m.
  • Sheldon “Impact” – 11:00 a.m.
  • Sibley-Ocheyedan “Nightsounds” – 11:55 a.m.       
  • Sheldon “Vocal Fusion” – 12:35 p.m.
  • Emmetsburg “5 Island Jazz” – 1:15 p.m.
  • Spirit Lake “Lake Effect” – 1:55 p.m.
  • ELC Jazz Choir – 2:35 p.m.

January 26 – Performance Schedule

  • Okoboji “Boji Voices” – 8:00 a.m.
  • Algona Middle School – 8:40 a.m.
  • Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn Jazz  – 9:20 a.m.
  • Algona “Scarlet Midnight” – 10:00 a.m.
  • Sioux Central “Rebel Singers” – 10:40 a.m.
  • Alta-Aurelia “Audacity” – 11:20 a.m.
  • Spencer “Pieces of Jazz” – 12:15 p.m.
  • Cherokee “Washington High Jazz” – 12:55 p.m.
  • Spencer “Chromatic Jazz” – 1:35 p.m.
  • Harris-Lake Park Vocal Jazz  – 2:15 p.m.
  • Sioux Falls Jefferson “Independence” – 2:55 p.m.
  • Sioux Falls Jefferson “Declaration” – 3:35 p.m.

Please visit the Iowa Lakes Music Department Facebook page for the most up-to-date schedule, as last minute changes do occur occasionally. For more information, please contact Brett Fuelberth, Vocal Music Professor, at (712) 330-1145 or bfuelberth@iowalakes.edu.