June 3, 2016
The annual Lady of the Lake Cruise will be Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Please fill out the following form by Friday, September 2 to reserve your spot in the cruise and to provide an accurate count for meals. The cost of $20 includes the cruise and your meal. You can pay that evening. Loading begins at 6:00 pm and the boat departs at 6:30 pm.
MS Honor Band
June 3, 2016
The NCIBA District MS Honor Band will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at John Adams Middle School in Mason City.
Nominations must be turned in by Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Please e-mail or mail nomination forms to Aaron Anderson at John Adams Middle School.
Selection night for the honor band will be Wednesday, September 21st at West Hancock in Britt. More details to be coming about selection night.
Directors have a limited number of nominations available to them based upon band size. Students are then chosen from the pool of nominations. Directors will be notified after selection night who has been selected and receive music soon after. Directors who come to selection night may take the music with them immediately. 8th graders who are selected for the honor band will have the opportunity to audition for the All Iowa 8th grade honor band, which is a state-wide honor band.
The NCIBA district Jazz Band Festival will be held Saturday, December 3rd at Ft. Dodge High School. Registration for the event is due by October 7th to Roger Steig.
The NCIBA High School Jazz Festival consists of four (4) classes of competition, as determined by the Iowa High School Music Association. The top two NCIBA place winners in each class will qualify for the Iowa Jazz Championships in March. Trophies will be awarded for the top five bands in each class.
Certificates will be awarded for outstanding individual and/or section performances.
There will be three judges with an additional clinician working with each band following the performance.
This contest has the official sanction of the Iowa High School Music Association.
Note: you must be a paid up member of both IBA and NCIBA to have your band participate in this event.
Please fill out the following form to register your band and send payment (payable to NCIBA) to
Ft. Dodge Middle School
800 N 32nd St
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501
The NCIBA District HS Honor Band will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the ICCC campus in Ft. Dodge.
Nominations for the event are due by October 28, 2016.
Selection night will be held Wednesday, November 2nd at Osage. Details TBA.
Students are nominated by their band directors and then chosen from the pool of candidates at selection night.
Directors will be notified after selection night which students have been chosen for the Honor Band and will receive their music shortly after.
Students must then prepare the music for the honor band as well as learn scales for their chair placement audition.
The Karl King Scholarship Audition will also take place during this event. More details TBA.