FDSH to host ISHMA State Jazz Band Festival today

-Submitted photo Fort Dodge Jazz I is shown performing recently. The group will be participating in the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Festival today.
-Submitted photo Fort Dodge Jazz II is shown performing recently. The group will be participating in the Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Festival today.

Fort Dodge Senior High will host an Iowa High School Music Association State Jazz Band Festival today beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Nine bands, including two from Fort Dodge Senior High, and one each from Belmond-Klemme, Humboldt, Manson Northwest Webster, Newell Fonda, Pocahontas Area, St. Edmond and Storm Lake will perform.

FDSH Jazz II will perform at 8:40 p.m., followed by FDSH Jazz I at 9:20 p.m. All performances will take place in the Gail Niceswanger Little Theater at FDSH.

Bands will be judged on overall tone quality, intonation, blend/balance, rhythmic feel, interpretation, authority/precision and musicianship. Rhythm sections will be evaluated on time as well as fills/back-up, and solos will be judged on creativity and musicianship. Each band will receive a division rating.

The public is invited to attend the contest. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students K-12.

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