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
Each Sectional was randomly assigned a letter code (A to E) prior to the start of the State Series: A: TBA, B: TBA, C: TBA, D: TBA, E: TBA
. Each team’s State performance order within a particular division will be determined by the place the team wins at the Sectional tournament, according the terms and conditions. Please see the linked document for additional information.
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
Purchase your copy of the NFHS Spirit Rulebook at IHSAStore.com