Real Men Sing

Real Men Sing


We are very excited to invite you to Iowa Central’s first ever REAL MEN SING chorus festival on Saturday, September 21, 2019. This event is part of a nationwide movement to encourage boys and young men to continue to sing.

The plan is to partner with local and surrounding schools, as well as male vocal ensembles such the Fort Dodge Harmony Brigade, to create a one-day choral music festival for young men (grades 5th -12th) as well as college students to promote vocal music, motivate, encourage singing and to create a momentum (jump-start) as we start the 2019-20 school year.

We are pleased to welcome three outstanding conductors to lead our festival ensembles:

  • Jonathan Edgeton (Associate Director of Choirs at Urbandale High School): 9-12 Grade Chorus
  • Brandon Louis (Director of Vocal Music at Southeast Valley High School): 7-8 Grade Chorus
  • Brandon Douglas (Director of Vocal music at the Central Community School): 5-6 Grade Chorus
  • Jamie Kelly (Director of Choral Activities at Briar Cliff University): Combined Ensemble


Each ensemble will learn two pieces during the festival and the day will culminate in a concert at 5:00pm in the Decker Auditorium featuring those ensembles individually and combined plus a special appearance by the Fort Dodge Harmony Brigade. (Admission to the Concert is FREE!)


The music package is included in the registration fee and will be available at the registration desk


The cost is $20 per student and includes: Festival T-shirt, Festival folder with sheet music, Festival water bottle, and lunch. Directors with singers participating on the festival are invited to attend at no additional cost.


The festival will be held at the Iowa Central campus. The registration desk will be located at the lobby of the Decker Auditorium and you can check in starting at 8:30am


To register your singers/school for this event click here.

Dress Code

Each registered singer will receive a festival T-Shirt available at the registration desk (Please also wear Blue Jeans for the performance)

Festival Schedule (tentative)





Check-in / Registration & Seating / Change to Festival T- Shirt

Decker Auditorium


Warm Up and Combined Rehearsal

Decker Auditorium



    • 5th – 6th Grade Chorus
    • 7th  – 8th  Grade Chorus
    • 9th  – 12th  Grade Chorus

MUS 103
SC 213
SC 212


Sectionals (9th – 12th Grade Chorus)
Lunch (5th – 8th  Grade Chorus)

SC 210 – 216
Triton Café


Lunch (9th – 12th Grade Chorus)
Sectionals (5th – 6th Grade Chorus)
Sectionals (7th – 8th Grade Chorus)

Triton Café
MUS 103-108
SC 210 – 216





Guest Master Class and Performance

Decker Auditorium


Snack/Break (on your own)



Chorus Rehearsals (on their venues)

    • 5th - 6th Grade Chorus
    • 7th - 8th  Grade Chorus
    • 9th - 12th  Grade Chorus

MUS 103
SC 213
SC 212


Mass Rehearsal (Dress Rehearsal)

Decker Auditorium


Stretch Break



Concert Call Time

MUS 103 - 108


FREE Final Concert (doors open at 4:30pm)

Decker Auditorium


For more information or questions please contact Will Lopes at

Iowa Central is awesome. There are personable teachers, a large campus feel, excellent music and drama departments, and the college is generous with scholarships. I’ve had some of the best experiences of my life here.

Anna Ingalls

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