Performing Arts at Iowa Central
Performing Arts

Triton Jazz Festival

The tenth annual Triton Jazz Festival will be held on Wednesday, January 11, Thursday, January 12 and Friday, January 13, 2023. Area high school jazz band directors, we invite you and your students to take part in this educational opportunity!

Each participating band will be allowed a performance to an adjudication panel of 3 jazz educators. Following each performance, bands will receive a clinic from an educator in a separate rehearsal room. Bands will perform by IHSMA class, with 1A and 3A bands performing on Wednesday, January 11, and 2A performing on Thursday, January 12. 4A bands will perform on Friday, January 13. Place awards will be given to the top 3 schools in each class, with remaining rankings not being made public.

Entry fee for the Triton Jazz Festival will be $140 per band. A maximum of 20 bands per day will be allowed to perform. Admission for spectators will be FREE of charge. Deadline for registration and payment is December 9, 2022. ***Due to anticipated construction and improvements occurring in Decker Auditorium, there will likely be changes to the location of the 2023 Triton Jazz Fest. Please stay tuned for more updates!*** Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds due to weather or transportation/mechanical issues.  If we are able to reschedule a band, we will do so in our performance lineup.  There is no makeup day in the unlikely event the festival were to be cancelled.

Required and related forms (soloist sheet, repertoire sheet, campus maps, schedules and instructions) are available online and will be emailed to registering directors. For traveling schools, we again will have meals available to purchase in our campus cafeteria for a nominal fee. We hope you will encourage your students to listen to the performances of other schools.

Several directors have expressed to us the desire for a festival in our area of the state, as well as a festival that provides feedback to bands before IHSMA state contest. We welcome your band to our campus, to our festival and are confident it will meet these needs. If you are interest in participating, or have any questions, please reach out to Jeremy Smith, Director of Athletic Bands at smith_jeremy@iowacentral.edu or at 515-574-1207

Thanks to all that participated in the 2022 Triton Jazz Festival


Band results and soloist awards are now posted. We look forward to hosting you again in 2023!

2022 Solo Awards
2022 Rankings
Historical Rankings

Past Photo Galleries


2022 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery | 2 | 3
2020 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery | 2 | 3
2019 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery | 2 | 3
2018 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery
2017 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery
2016 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery
2015 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery
2014 Jazz Festival Photo Gallery

Important Forms


Adjudication Form
Campus Map
Copyright Compliance Form
Director Information
General Information
Invoice Form
Meal Purchase Form
Performance Application (online form)
Performance Application (print form)
Performance Schedule – Thursday 2022
Performance Schedule - Friday 2022
Personnel Sheet
Soloist Sheet
Stage Diagram
Traffic Flow

2021 Virtual Concert Performance


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