Iowa Jazz Championships
The Iowa Jazz Championships showcases 60 of the state’s finest high school jazz ensembles. It is held in Ames every April and features 15 groups from each of the four Iowa high school classifications. All ensembles perform in the daytime preliminary competition, and the top two bands from each classification perform in the evening finals competition.
Where are the performances?
Classes 1A, 2A, and 3A (daytime): Scheman Building at the Iowa State University campus
Class 4A (daytime): Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State University campus
Evening finals: Stephens Auditorium at the Iowa State University campus
How much is admission, may I purchase tickets in advance, and do you accept credit cards?
Admission wristbands for the daytime preliminary competition are $10 for all spectators age 7 and older. They are not available for advance purchase. Admission to the evening finals is free for all spectators. Cash only — no checks or credit cards.