Welcome to Showzam!  January 20-21, 2023!

Showzam! and the Johnston Vocal Music Department proudly welcome you to one of Iowa’s most highly regarded competitions. Showzam! is host to nearly a dozen schools, 1,000 show choir members, band members and crew, and over 3,500 audience members from the Des Moines metro and surrounding areas as well as other regions of Iowa and surrounding states. We proudly offer you the best in hospitality, sound and stage equipment, and an overall exciting vocal music experience. Showzam! is organized in coordination with the Johnston Vocal Parents Association.

Join us for our middle school competition on Friday night and our high school competition on Saturday. And that is not all! Our top six scoring choirs will perform for the evening finals competition on Saturday night. You don’t want to miss it!

All performances on Friday and Saturday will be livestreamed at:

We look forward to seeing you at Showzam!


Sincerely Your Showzam! Directors,

Laura Grimm, Director of Innovation

Brianna DeMoss, Assistant Director of Innovation

Hannah Ryan, Director of Synergy

Emily Battani, Director of Bella Voce, Assistant Director of Synergy

Melody Easter-Clutter, Director of Sounds Advice

Jorie O’Leary, Director of Impact

Julie Hendrickson, Director of Fusion

Nathan Shivers, Director of Fusion

Steven Cochran, Director of Show Bands


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