Dick Redman


Offices held:
President of the Iowa Unit of IAJE
Chairman of the Iowa Jazz Championships
Chairman of the IBA Jazz Affairs Committee
Chairman of All-State Jazz Ensembles for International
Association of Jazz Educators
Member of the Band Advisory Committee to the Mid-West
International Clinic
President of SCIBA
President of Iowa Bandmasters Association
Magazine Editor of IBA

Received the IBA Karl King Distinguished Service Award-Active
Received the Pella Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame Award for Education
Received the Bob Rogers Travel Co. “Mr. Holland” Award
Received the Jazz Educators of Iowa Hall of Fame Award

Educational contributions:
Adjudicator for many high school and college jazz festivals throughout the Midwest and Canada
Director for several high school honor jazz bands in Iowa
Clinician for many high school jazz bands
Jazz clinician for the IMEA conference at the All-State Music Festival
Organized the first College All-Star Jazz Ensemble
Organized the first New Jazz Music Reading Session at All-State Music Festival
Negotiated High School All-State Jazz Bands to perform at the IBA Conference
Reorganized the audition process for the All-State Jazz Bands in the early years
Created sight-reading for the IHSMA State Jazz Band Contest
Created the Iowa Jazz Educators Hall of Fame Award
Consultant for the Iowa State Fair Jazz Band and Celebration Iowa summer program
Staff member of the Jim Widner Jazz Camp, Birch Creek Music Center Jazz Camp, and the Luther College Dorian Jr. High & High School Summer Jazz Camp

Pella Jazz Band Achievements (25 years):
Qualified for the Iowa Jazz Championships 25 consecutive years with the results of 14 first place awards, 5 second place awards, 5 third place awards, 1 fourth place award
Performed in the Iowa Jazz Championships evening finals program 19 of the 25 years
25 consecutive Division I ratings at the IHSMA State Jazz Band Contest in performance and sight-reading
18 consecutive years in the Iowa Jazz Championships evening finals program (1982-1999)
8 consecutive years 1st place at the Iowa Jazz Championships (1982-1989)
1st place at the SCIBA district jazz festival 22 of the 25 years
Featured jazz ensemble at the 1983, 1988, and 2002 IBA Conferences
Performed for President George Bush, Governor Terry Branstad’s “Iowa Community Betterment
Awards” live television broadcast, and the Iowa Sesquicentennial Celebration
Featured jazz ensemble for the Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Jazz” broadcast Many students selected for the Iowa All-State Jazz Band