Welcome to North Central District ICDA! I am proud to be representing a district with a long history of outstanding musicians, dedicated professionals and eager learners. Throughout my years at MCHS, I have found that teaching life skills through music has become more and more prominent. We educate students on what it is like to work as a team, why we work for the greater good instead of for ourselves as individuals, timeliness is key, professionalism doesn't start in adulthood, music can carry you through some of the greatest joys and the greatest pains of your day and of your life.

Thank you for your continued support of each other and the continued dedication to our students here in the North Central District. I look forward to meeting with you over the next year at each of our events!

Sarah J. Bouska
North Central District Representative

North Central District Events 2013-204


September 7

Pre-All State Workshop
Belmond-Klemme High School, Luick Memorial Auditorium
411-10th Ave. NE, Belmond, IA 50421
Host: tba
Clinican: Dr. Mark Babcock
Registration: at the door, 8:00-8:30am
Fee: $25 per school for ICDA members
$35 per school for non-ICDA members
Checks payable: ICDA, Inc. Please bring payments to the event!
North Central Pre-All State Information Information


Sept 6-25

OPUS Deadline for Honor Audition Recordings NEW PROCESS! Submissions between September 6 midnight September 25
Opus Festival will be held on Thursday, November 15
Iowa State University, Ames
Contact Opus Chair, Nancy Ewing 712-541-8192 / 712-548-4508
or email to

Sunday Oct 13 All-State Vocal Clinic
2pm - 4pm
Clinician: Mary Citta
Question: Contact Deb Nielsen: Program Director at Music Man Square
Email: or call 641-424-285
director notes Registration


Oct 26

All-State Auditions


Nov 2

Fall Symposium   Free 1ST YEAR ARTS EDUCATORS!!
Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge
Contact Jason Rausch


Nov 15

North Central 7th-12th Grade District Honor Choir Festival
NIACC, Mason City, Concert at 7:00pm
Guest Conductors:
-Dr. Andrew Last from Luther College, will conduct the 10th-12th grade
Mixed Choir:
-Dr. John Wiles from UNI will conduct the 9th-10th grade Honor Choir.
- 2013 OPUS director Jill Anderson, will conduct the 7th - 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir.
- 2013 OPUS director Dean Beckman, will conduct the 7th-8th Grade Bass Clef Honor Choir.
Registration is due: Friday, October 25, 2013

7th-12th Grade Schedule
7th-12th Grade Literature
7th-12th Parent Letter
All Registration/Meal Forms
director notes Director Notes tba - to come


Nov 1521

Nov 21-23

OPUS Honor Choir Festival
@ ISU Ames

All-State Music Festival
@ ISU Ames


Feb 24, 2014

5/6 Honor Choir Festival
NIACC, Mason City (snow date Monday, March 3)
Guest Conductor: 2013 Opus director, Michelle Swanson
Concert at 7:00pm
Registration is due, Monday, January 27, 2014

5th-6th Grade Schedule
5th-6th Grade Literature
5th-6th Grade Parent Letter
5th-6th Grade Registration/Meal Forms
5th-6th Grade Director Notes


July 21-25

NIACC, Mason City