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Jazz Choir

The Central Lyon Jazz Choir is an auditioned group that performs jazz and swing music.  They rehearse twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:25-8:00.  This group performs at various concerts throughout the year and goes Christmas caroling at the local nursing homes in December and in the spring, they perform a ministry of music at the local churches in our community.  

They compete at several contests in February and audition to compete at Iowa Jazz Championships which takes place in March in Des Moines. The jazz choir students have been chosen to perform at 2023 State Vocal Jazz Championships, just eight schools in each class are chosen from across Iowa.  To earn this honor, they had to receive a Division I rating at our State Contest and submit a video application.  Not only did they perform at Championships in Des Moines on March 27, 2023, they placed third. Congrats! 


Being a part of the CL Roarin Jazz Choir has been an experience I'll never forget. I have been in Jazz Choir for 3 years, and everyone on this team is a family. In Jazz Choir, you truly learn how to work with others, and to trust your peers. We work so hard every year, and it always pays off. I am so grateful to have been a part of this amazing group, I will never have another experience like it.” ~ senior Anna Warntjes 


Soprano Alto

Jessa Pytleski
Anna Van Aartsen
Gabby Rasmussen
Olivia Lyman
Eliora Enriquez 

Breckyn Korthals
Maycie Baker
Emerson Kelderman
Ameila Schneidermann
Lilyann Downard

 Tenor  Bass

Anna Warntjes
Drew Kupferschmid
Aaron Springer
Grant Van Aarsten

Cael Schulte
Kayden Van Berkum
Chase Thedens
Matthew Langholdt



The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.