School Directors

Greetings and welcome to the Reno Jazz Festival. Required paperwork and important forms are available to help you prepare for the event.

For questions about the festival please contact festival staff at: (775) 784-4278.

Review upon arrival

All forms will be available online one month before the festival.

  • Schedules
    • Competition schedules
    • Warm-up and feedback times
    • Clinics and daytime concert schedule
  • Venue
  • Critique form
    • Sample critique form: The sample critique form details what the judges will be scoring on. It includes group strengths and weaknesses with a section for additional comments by the judges. These forms will be filled out by the judges during the school’s performance. The forms will then be given to the directors by the feedback clinician during the school’s feedback session.
      • Band critique form
      • Choir critique form
      • Combo critique form
  • Festival rules

Bring with you to the festival

All forms will be available online one month before the festival.

Note: You do not need to provide music to the judges; however, if you supply music copies, the judges can offer detailed feedback.

  • Set-list
    • Set-list form(s): This form addresses the title and composer of each piece your group will perform as well as the soloists and the instruments they play. Please complete this form and bring four copies with you to the event. Give all four copies to the room announcer before your scheduled performance.
      • Band set-list form
      • Choir set-list form
      • Combo set-list form
  • Announcer form
    • The announcer form addresses the school name, director name, title of the compositions as well as soloists and their instruments. Please complete this form and give to the room announcer before your performance. Or, you can announce your own group if you prefer.
  • Photography form
    • Musical Images will photograph participating groups. Each director will receive one free image. The photographer form can be used by directors to order additional group photos. If directors would like to order additional group photos, please complete the photo form and bring it with you to the school’s photo session.