Mission: To promote and sustain jazz music performances and competitions by and amount iowa high schools. To develop good citizenship and sportsmanship among high school students.
Programs: The iowa jazz championships showcases 60 of the state's finest high school jazz ensembles. It is held at iowa state university in ames every april and features 15 groups from each of the four iowa high school music association classifications. All ensembles perform in the daytime preliminary competition, and the top two bands from each classification perform in the evening finals competition. The event was founded by iowa jazz educators over thirty years ago and continues to be an important event on the iowa high school music landscape each spring.