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Show and Jazz Choir Festival Details

Performances will take place in our brand new Performing Arts Center!

When your choir arrives, they should enter the main building on the west side through the college’s main entrance (Entrance #1). Iowa Lakes’ students will be there to greet you and take you to your homeroom. Because schools share the homerooms, students will need to take responsibility for their valuables. Do be patient as we are holding classes…therefore we do not have unlimited space, and it is important to be quiet as well. 

After unloading, buses may park on 18th Street or in the parking lot east of campus. Please encourage students to check out our Student Center/Cafeteria where they can eat lunch, get snack food and relax.

Show choirs will warm-up in room 60, which is a 45’ x 40’ area with mirrors, and jazz choirs will warm-up in room 74. When it is your performance time, guides will take you to the performance area. You will have forty minutes to set-up, perform, and receive comments. During your free time, you are invited to watch the other choirs perform.

The performance area for show choirs will be a 30’ x 50’ stage. Four levels of 4’ x 8’ platform risers will be available for you to use. Also, you may make use of the following provided equipment: sound system with 7 wireless microphones, 10 music stands, and an acoustic grand piano. Jazz Choirs can make use of the following equipment: P.A. with up to 20 microphones, 10 music stands, and an acoustic baby grand piano. Jazz Choirs may bring their own sound equipment and technician.

Again, we are pleased to have Dr. Kurt Runestad from Doane College as our jazz choir clinician, and Clay Blackman from Omaha as our show choir clinician. Performances will be web-cast (and can be viewed online anytime), and the judges will provide audio comments.

Please fill out the selection/soloist form online at: This form needs to be submitted by January 15th. Also, please bring a set of your music for the clinician.
I look forward to talking with you and watching your choirs perform at the festival.  If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do for you, please call/text my cell number: 712-330-1145.

Brett J. Fuelberth
Director of Choral Activities

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