The Indian Hills JazzFest, a tradition that has been taking place for 30 years, will be held in St. John Auditorium on the Indian Hills Community College Ottumwa campus on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25.
The weekend of jazz will feature a high school jazz band competition on Friday from 10:45 am to 5:00 pm, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Mount Pleasant and Fort Madison will both be competing on Friday, with Mount Pleasant’s Jazz 2 at 1:30 pm, Jazz 1 at 2:20 pm followed by Fort Madison at 3:10 pm. Other participating high schools this year will include Ottumwa, Waukee, Davis County, Oskaloosa, Centerville, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Van Meter, Belle Plaine and North Mahaska.
Participating bands will perform and receive instructional comments from some of the finest professional musicians and clinicians from the state of Iowa.