Showzam! is Johnston’s premier, tier I show choir invitational event. It is held in January at Johnston High School in the beautiful Performing Arts Center and draws choirs from all over the Midwest. You can follow Showzam on Twitter @JSCDShowzam, Instagram @jcsd_showzam or JCSD Showzam on Facebook! If you are interested in being part of the Showzam planning committee, supporting the program through financial donations and sponsorships or volunteering during our 2-day invitational, contact the Showzam chairs at the email below!

Mike and Jen Herrmann, Co-Chairs

2022 Showzam! Update

The Johnston Vocal Music Department hosted the Showzam Show Choir Invitational on January 21–22, 2022. Twenty-seven talented choirs performed for an enthusiastic live audience! Groups traveled from across the Midwest to compete, including excellent new additions to the event such as Papillion La Vista South High School's Titanium and Norris' Gold. Ankeny Centennial carried home the Grand Champion title, followed by 1st runner-up Urbandale Studio and 2nd runner-up Waukee Northwest Eos. The Johnston directors would like to thank and congratulate every group who shared their talents, along with the countless volunteers who made this event possible!! All six Johnston choirs exhibited their shows. Local vendors Got Dough, Casey's, McAlister's, ShortE's BBQ, Mahalo Coffee & Donuts, and Chick-Fil-A provided a delicious assortment of options for these guests. Matt and Chris Stahr served their last year as Showzam chairs after 8 years of dedication, passing the mantle to Mike and Jen Herrmann. This event is an outstanding opportunity each year for the Johnston Vocal Department and community to host incredible performances, fundraise for the program, and provide students in our community and across the Midwest with a memorable performance experience. Join us for Showzam 2023 on January 20-21, 2023!