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A Tradition of Excellence

Sept 2023

CFHS Student Info for Marching Band on 10/7/23:

Saturday, October 7, 2023  IHSMA Marching Band Festival

  • 8:30  Rehearsal at CFHS

  • 10:00  Chaperones meet at CFHS stadium to organize equipment set-up tasks

  • 10:15  (roughly) Practice show with chaperones helping to move pit equipment

  • 10:35  Load equipment​

  • 10:50  Break for lunch (approx. time)

  • 11:40  Back at school, kids get into uniform

  • 12:00  Students in uniform for inspection prior to boarding buses.

  • 12:10  Board buses.  Students, be sure you have your INSTRUMENT (with mouthpiece, etc.) and HAT.

  • 12:30  Arrive at Memorial Stadium. Set up equipment. Get plumed. Quick warm-up.

  • 1:15  Equipment at the gate                      

  • 1:30  Lined up on the track

  • 1:45  Cedar Falls Tiger Marching Band performs

  • 2:00  Into the stands. Watch West High’s performance.

  • 2:15  Pack equipment, load trucks. Any parents taking their kids, check out with one of the directors before departing.

  • 2:55  Back home in Cedar Falls

Congratulations to Jazz One on back-to-back first place finishes at the Iowa Jazz Championships. 2023 Picture:

Fun Trophy Photo.jpg

State Marching Contest Festival  Parent Information:

Waterloo Memorial Stadium (Next to Central MS).

1320 Katoski Drive

Waterloo, IA


IHSMA has set the ticket prices at $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for senior citizens, and $5.00 for students K-12. Preschool students are admitted for free. Your ticket fee is good all day, and concessions will be available. Passes NOT accepted.


Saturday, October 7, 2023

9:15 AM: Nashua-Plainfield Marching Band (1A)

9:30 AM: Denver Marching Band (2A)

9:45 AM: Sumner-Fredericksburg Marching Band (2A)

10:05 AM: North Fayette Valley Marching Band (2A)

10:20 AM: Waukon Marching Band (3A)

10:35 AM: West-Delaware Marching Band (3A)

10:55 AM: Crestwood Marching Band (3A)

11:10 AM: Wahlert, Dubuque Marching Band (3A)

11:25 AM: Decorah Marching Band (3A)

11:40 AM: Independence Marching Band (3A)


Lunch Break 11:55 AM 


12:40 PM: Epworth, Western Dubuque Marching Band (4A)

12:55 PM: Dubuque Senior Marching Band (4A)

1:15 PM: Dubuque Hempstead Marching Band (4A)

1:30 PM: Waterloo East Marching Band (4A)

1:45 PM: Cedar Falls Marching Band (4A)

2:00 PM: Waterloo West Marching Band (4A)






Jazz One performed at The Midwest Clinic on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Thank you to everyone who came to hear the band perform - it was a blast!Generous financial support was provided by the R. J. McElroy Trust; CF Schools Foundation, the Iowa Arts Council - a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs; Hawkeye Stages , West Music, Tenor Madness Custom Tenor Saxophones, Bach Brass, C&J Travel, and CF Band Boosters.

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