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ICDA Northwest District

Donna Bennett

Dear Northwest Iowa Colleagues,

This is my fourth year as your Northwest Iowa District Representative for the Iowa Choral Directors Association. My last three years as your district representative have been very rewarding as I have made many new friends and become better acquainted with old ones.  I have been very impressed with the level of cooperation, and camaraderie among the Northwest teachers.  I hope that this school year will hold many successes and joys for all of you as you give your best to your students.  When the days are long, the students  intractable, the weather atrocious, your daily schedule unrealistic, your body exhausted, your nerves frayed, and retirement still years away; remember that ours is not just a job but a calling!

Iowa Choral Directors, and the Northwest ICDA District are here to help us all get through those hard times and to celebrate the good ones. If you are not a current member of ICDA, please consider joining this year. It is a great organization that promotes professionalism in our field.  The publications, workshops, clinics, conventions, and friendships made will enhance both your teaching and your personal life.

Below are the events planned for the 2010—2011 school year.  Not all details have been worked out but will be on the website as soon as possible.  Please check the website with regularity to see what has been added.
Please feel free to e-mail or call me if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns.

Donna Bennett
Northwest District Chair

Northwest District Events 2010-2011


September 11, 2010

Pre-All-State Clinic
Cherokee High School, Cherokee
Amy Sarchet, Host
tba, Clinician


November 2

Jr. High-Middle School Choral Festival
Storm Lake High School, Storm Lake
Joanne Tucker, Host
Joel Johnston, Director

Music List is attached
ICDA form Registration and Information to come
ICDA form Music List


November 18

Opus 2010 Festival and Concert
CY Stephens Auditorium, Ames


February 7, 2011

9–12 High School Choral Festival
Dordt College, Sioux Center
Dr.Benjamin Kornelis, Director

ICDA Form Information Letter for Directors to come
ICDA Form Directors notes to come
ICDA Form Participant Registration Form to come
ICDA Form Schedule to come
ICDA Form Music Selected to come
ICDA Form Music -tba


February 16

Jr. High-Middle School Choral Clinic
Westwood High School, Sloan
Host: Tom Gerking

ICDA form Information and Registration to come


March 1

Jr. High-Middle School Choral Clinic
West Sioux High School, Hawarden
Host:  Jim Gullikson

icda form Registration to come


April 26

5th-6th and 7th Grade Honor Choirs
Spirit Lake High School, Spirit Lake
Host: Sally Jo Ites
icda form Information to come
icda form Music List
icda form Registration 5-6
icda form Registration 7
icda form T-Shirt Information
T-Shirt Order Form tba T-Shirt Order Form
icda form T-Shirt Art
icda form Teacher List


July tba

37th Annual ICDA Summer Convention/Symposium
NIACC, Mason City




See the ICDA Statewide Calendar for more event information

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