The Revolutionists are composed of advanced jazz band students as determined by auditions normally conducted during early September. The Revolutionists meet for practice outside of the normal hours of the school day. The ensemble routinely learns over 20 pieces of jazz band music each year, drawing from traditional standard repertoire and new compositions. The Revolutionists have qualified for ten State Jazz Band Championships in a row, where they have placed at the top each time. In addition they are a frequent winners at other competitions around the state and were the featured jazz band at the 2006 and 2009 Iowa Bandmasters Association Conventions.
Iowa Jazz Championships:
Itinerary for April 4, 2017 (printable pdf version):
Iowa Jazz Championships Information
ISU Stephens Auditorium, Ames, IA
Tuesday, April 4th
This is the information for the Iowa Jazz Championships in Ames. I have included some directions for parents planning to attend and a schedule.
Remember: All meals are the responsibility of each student. Please either bring money or pack a lunch.
6:15 AM – Load at WHS near Band Room
6:30 AM – Leave from WHS
8:30 AM – Arrive at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, unload equip, get hand stamp
Be in performance attire when we get off the bus.
Everyone should go in the performance center and check out how things look and sound.
9:20 AM – Line up outside warm up room
9:25 AM – Warm up
9:55 AM – Move to performance center
10:00 AM – Performance in Stephens Auditorium
10:35 PM – Picture
11:00 AM – Load equipment back onto the bus (Same place we unloaded)
Lunch and watch other bands in the afternoon.
5:15 PM – Awards in Stephens Auditorium
If we make Finals:
6:00 PM – Go to dinner. We will go to a restaurant as a group.
8:00 PM – Return to Stephens Auditorium and listen to bands
Approx 9:15 PM – Warm-up
Approx 9:45 PM – Perform
10:45 PM – Finals Awards
If we don’t make Finals:
6:00 PM – Load bus and leave Ames. Dinner will be fast food on the way home. Bring money for this meal.
Approx. 8:30 PM – Arrive at WHS
Admission: All daytime performances are $10.00 for all spectators. Children under 6 are free. Tickets are available at the IJC desks in the east lobby of Stephens Auditorium. The finals for all 4 classes are held at Stephens Auditorium starting at 7:00 p.m. The evening round is a separate $10 admission fee.
Parking: Bus and spectator parking is free all day. Buses will have a designated parking area near Center Drive and South of the Scheman Building. Spectator parking around the Scheman Building and Stephens Auditorium. There will be plenty of parking, but the walk to the building may take 5-10 minutes. Please build that into the time you have allowed to travel.