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) 784-4046 or email See you at the festival!

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Festival Registration

The 2016 Group Registration form (pdf) is available for submission through April 17. Go to our Register page for more information.

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 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 28.

Adjudication Forms

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a change in the scoring forms. Each competing group is required to fill out and bring THREE copies of the appropriate festival adjudication forms. It is easy — fill out page one and bring THREE copies of the first page. Note your soloist so he/she can be acknowledged if selected for an award. Adjudicators will already have page 2, 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 Adjudication forms (pdf): Choirs, Bands 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 Tri-Star Event Photo to photograph your Jazz Band/Choir at the festival.

Download: Group 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