School Directors – Welcome!

These forms and sections are intended for use by school directors and their groups. If you have any questions please call the festival coordinators at (775) 784-4278 or email See you at the festival!

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Festival Registration

Coming soon!

Group Pass and Ticket Options

ALL festival participants and attendees MUST purchase and display a Festival Admission Pass. Go to our Group Pass and Ticket Options page for more information.

Competition Eligibility, Rules and Categories

Go to our Competition page for eligibility, rules and categories information.

Directors’ Schedules

Each group’s warm-up, performance and feedback schedules and locations can be found in the Directors' Schedule (pdf). This schedule is a preliminary proof for directors only. If you have any concerns or questions, please email Travis at as soon as possible. This schedule will be adjusted periodically up until the first day of the festival. A final schedule will be posted on April 27.

Adjudication Forms

PLEASE NOTE: We changed the scoring forms to provide a more educational experience for your groups. If you have already printed the previous forms, please print new ones. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Each competing group is required to fill out and bring FOUR copies of the appropriate Set List form. Please note your soloists so they can be acknowledged if selected for an award. Adjudicators will already have pages 2 and 3, but we included it here for your information. You will receive a Roman Numeral rating at the Festival. Complete numerical scores will be posted on our website Monday following the Festival.

Download Sample Adjudication forms (pdf): Bands, Choirs and Combos.

Announcer Information

Fill out and bring a copy of this form to the announcer in your competition room. If you wish to introduce your own group, please let the announcer know.

Download: Announcer Form (pdf).

Group Photos

The Reno Jazz Festival has made arrangements for Musical Images to photograph your Jazz Band/Choir at the festival. They will print your photo order AT THE FESTIVAL, so no more waiting for mail orders!

Download: Directors Letter and Photo Order Form (pdf).

Additional Director Information

Download these files for important information when they become available.

Travel and Accommodations — Book your rooms early!

Go to our Travel and Accommodations page. Other hotel information is available here. For more information, call the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority at 1-800-FOR-RENO or visit to order a free visitor's guide.RTC Sierra Spirit

For the downtown area’s public transportation system visit RTC Sierra Spirit.

RJF Photos