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Jazz Festival

Saturday, February 20, 2016
The 40th Annual UCM Jazz Festival will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2016 


As in the past, we plan to have between 30 and 50 senior and junior high school/middle school jazz groups participating in the festival.  They will come from classes 5A, 4A, 3A and A/2A as designated by MSHSAA regulations, and will receive constructive comments (recorded digitally and emailed to directors), rating sheets, and some individual time with our judges (as programming allows).

The festival will run approximately 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.  There will be a concert featuring some of our adjudicators performing with UCM's jazz ensembles, along with the presentation of individual awards and "I" rating plaques (see below) at the end of the day (approximately 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM). 

Please note: we will continue using a RATINGS ONLY format for the festival this year (non-competitive only).  All groups receiving a "I" rating will receive a trophy/plaque.  It is our hope to make the festival as positive and educational an experience as possible.


If you are interested in bringing your bands and/or combos to this year's festival, please use the following application method:

1. Complete the on line application, submit the form, then mail payment to the address indicated.


  • $150.00 bands
  • $110.00 combos
  • payable to UCM Jazz Festival

Performance slots are awarded in order in which applications are received, so please return the form and fee (or purchase order) before January 22, 2016.

Dr. David Aaberg, Director 
Central Missouri Jazz Festival  
Office: 660- 543-4909 
Home: 660- 747-6572
FAX: 660- 543-8271

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