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Triton Jazz Festival Set for January 10-12, 2024

    by Emilie Jenson, Public Information Office
    Posted on 12/19/2023

Nearly 50 Iowa high school jazz bands will converge upon Fort Dodge for three days in January for the 11th Annual Triton Jazz Festival.

The festival will include bands from 1A through 4A schools, with 1A and 3A performances taking place on Wednesday, January 10; 2A bands on Thursday, January 11; and 4A bands on Friday, January 12.

Due to ongoing construction in Decker Auditorium and the instrumental music areas on the Iowa Central campus, the 2024 festival will again take place at the Best Western Starlite Village, 1518 3rd Ave NW in Fort Dodge.

Each participating band will have a warm up time, 25-minute set up/performance/tear down and a session with a clinician following the performance.  Bands will perform for a panel of three jazz adjudicators and have clinic with an experienced jazz educator in a separate area. The festival is sanctioned by the Iowa High School Music Association and results will be provided to the Iowa Jazz Championships Committee for wild card qualification considerations.

Fifteen area high school bands will be competing at the festival this year including: Saint Edmond (1A), Newell-Fonda (1A), Southeast Valley (2A), Pocahontas Area (2A), Belmond-Klemme (2A), Sioux Central (2A), Alta Aurelia (2A), Manson Northwest Webster (2A), South Hamilton (2A), Humboldt (3A), Webster City (3A), Greene County (3A), Storm Lake (4A) and Fort Dodge Senior High I and II (4A).

For a full schedule of band performances see  All performance times are tentative and subject to change.

Triton Jazz Festival Set for January 10-12, 2024

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