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What forms and information do I need?


Should I order T-shirts in advance?

Yes. T-shirt preorders for your schools are open now until March 20. That’s the best way to order because they will be shipped to you in advance of the event. After that, people will have to wait until the event to purchase one, and we always run out of popular colors and sizes. Place your order today, right here!  Pay directly through this site (credit cards only). 

May I bring additional students to help move equipment?

Yes; we strongly recommend each band have at least 8 helpers (students, parents, etc.) to help with equipment (this is especially necessary in Stephens because of the stairs and long distances between the equipment storage, warm-up, and performance centers).  If you have extra auxiliary percussion, woodwind doubles, flugelhorns, trombone stools, etc., you'll want even more helpers.  Equipment helpers are given admission wristbands at no charge.


May I bring my band earlier than my scheduled time to watch other groups perform?

You may not unload your equipment any earlier than 90 minutes prior to your performance time, as we will not yet have space for you.  However, you and your students are welcome to arrive earlier to watch bands.  This will require dropping off students (no equipment) earlier to get admission wristbands and then making arrangements for your equipment to arrive 90 minutes prior to your performance.


My students want to watch the bands right after our performance; can we wait and load our equipment later?

You must vacate your storage area immediately after your performance.  As soon as you have loaded your equipment, you may resume watching other bands.


My 4A band plays near the end of the day and I anticipate possibly playing in the night finals; may I leave my equipment in the Stephens lobby?

No. Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accommodate this request.


Can I use a credit card for our registration, t-shirts, or admissions wristbands?

No.  The Iowa Jazz Championships accepts cash or checks only. Make checks payable to "Iowa Jazz Championships."


What equipment is provided in the performance venues?

20 chairs, 25 stands, piano, and 2 levels of risers. Stephens Auditorium has a vibraphone; the centers in Scheman do not provide a vibraphone. Stephens Auditorium has a drum rug.

My music is all published/stock; what do I enter for the "Composition/License Type," "License Number," and "Composition/License File" fields on the website?

Nothing!  Leave that part blank.  Just enter the title, composer, arranger (if there is one), and publisher for each piece, and you are done.  Those fields are only necessary if you are performing music that is not published.


Will the daytime competition or evening finals be televised or live streamed?

There will be no live streaming of the bands for the daytime competition or evening finals. (We hope to provide this in future years, when logistics and finances allow!)

What are the future dates of the Iowa Jazz Championships?

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Tuesday, April 8, 2025
Tuesday, April 7, 2026


Is there a record of literature performed at IJC?

Yes, right here. This is the most complete list we have; we realize that some schools are missing from some years.


Can I get an IJC W-9 form?

Yes, right here.


What if I have further questions about the Iowa Jazz Championships?

Contact one of the co-chairs

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