The 2012 Iowa Jazz Championship will take place in Des Moines on Tuesday April 10, and three area schools have qualified to take part in the competition this year.
The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Jazz Band is in Class 1A, and are scheduled to perform at 1:45 p.m. South O'Brien and Alta-Aurelia are both competing in Class 2A. South O'Brien is scheduled to perform at 2:15 p.m. and Alta-Aurelia at 3:15.
Classes 1A and 2A both perform at Veteran's Memorial Convention Center, which is part of the Iowa Events Center in downtown Des Moines.
Tickets for the daytime competition are $10, and one ticket covers all daytime performances.These tickets are NOT sold in advance.
The evening performance begin at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, also in downtown Des Moines, and feature the top two bands from each class.
Tickets for the evening performance are $10 and may be purchased from the Civic Center Box Office (515-243-1285).