IMPORTANT MUSIC INFORMATION
On June 14, the IHSA Board of Directors approved added the following language to the 2016-17 IHSA Cheer and Dance Terms and Conditions.
"The Association assumes no responsibility for the payment of copyright, royalty, or any other fees connected to the performances of any material in the cheer/dance competitive series."
Rationale: The additional language is intended to assure that the music used at competitions is in compliance with U.S. copyright law.
Additional resources from NFHS
Music Copyright Guidelines PowerPoint
State Final Performance Order
A team's performance order in the state final preliminary round can be determined as soon as the sectional results are official. The following formula is used to determine the performance order for the state final:
1. Each sectional is randomly assigned a letter code (A to E) by the IHSA Office.
2. Each team’s performance order within a particular division is determined by the sectional code and the place the team won at the sectional tournament, according to the table below.
3. In case of a tie for 5th place at a sectional, an additional entry will be added at the end of the order.
4. In case of a tie for any other place at a sectional, the teams will perform in the opposite order in the state finals. For example, at sectional A, two teams tie for 2nd (and 3rd) place. In the chart, the order assigned to A-2 is #14. The order assigned to A-3 is #18. Whichever team went first in the sectional is assigned order #18. The other team is assigned order #14.
Link to Schematic
March 10 & 11, 2017
As a reminder, NFHS Spirit Rule 2-1-10 prohibits spirit teams from coming on the playing area/floor during a 30 second time out in a basketball game.
Risk Minimization Key Focus of High School Spirit Rules Changes
The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Spirit Rules Committee revised several rules for the 2016-17 season, all of which focused on minimizing risk to participants.
NFHS News Release
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