March 13, 2018

Since 1975 the USD Coyote Jazz Festival has featured high school music programs from South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. A competitive festival, the event is also an excellent opportunity for performing groups to receive written and recorded feedback from exceptional jazz educators and performers. Trophies are awarded for outstanding performances in each class (A-4A).

Application Deadline: February 13, 2018 Entry Fee: $140 per group. Refunds until March 1, 2018.
*Classifications are based on the 2017-2018 grades 9-12 enrollment. Ensembles will be accepted by the receipt of the entry form and registration fee. To assure acceptance and to prevent scheduling problems, please send in your entry form immediately. Entries will be accepted by postmark date as scheduling permits.
Jazz Ensembles
Vocal Jazz
Show Choir
The USD Coyote Jazz Festival is sanctioned in South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota.

If you are having music arranged specifically for your group, please check the box below.

By checking the box above you are confirming that your school is in compliance with all U.S. Copyright Law and your school has properly secured the licensing (permissions) needed for all arranged music used. If you have not secured proper licensing in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law your school will not be allowed to perform until proper licensing has been secured.


Name Department & Office Contact
Christopher Kocher
  • Professor, Saxophone/Jazz
W M Lee Center for Fine Arts 149