Registration opens for 2021 Iowa Lakes Jazz Band Contest

Registration opens for 2021 Iowa Lakes Jazz Band Contest
FILE — The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department is encouraging local high school jazz bands to register for the 2021 Jazz Band Contest. (Source: Iowa Lakes Community College)

ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (KEYC) — The Iowa Lakes Community College Music Department is encouraging local high school jazz bands to register for the 2021 Jazz Band Contest.

The competition, which is scheduled for Feb. 3-4 on the Iowa Lakes Community College campus in Estherville, provides an opportunity for musicians from across northwest Iowa and southern Minnesota to come together and compete.

“This year, we are moving our annual Jazz Band Contest to the beginning of February, so we can offer an in-person event recognizing our high school student musicians. We are excited to have a chance to gather, following safety protocols, and connect through music. We applaud the dedication, spirit, and commitment of the students, band directors, parents, and schools for continuing to persevere in making music and look forward to seeing you at the event,” explained Carol Ayres, Iowa Lakes music professor.

The registration deadline is scheduled for Jan. 29.

Visit www.IowaLakes.edu/music/ for more information and to register.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the Iowa Lakes Music Department by sending an email to cayres@iowalakes.edu or by calling (712) 362-8345.

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