The IBA Board of Directors had an ongoing discussion regarding the announcing of the Karl King Active and Retired recipients at the same time as the President Elect results are announced. This new procedure will start next year.
In an effort to honor the spirit of that decision right away, we are pleased to announce this year’s Karl King recipients are:
David Law – Karl King Retired
David Lang – Karl King Active
Mr. Law and Mr. Lang will be recognized at the IBA Banquet on May 11, 2018. Banquet tickets are available at the registration booth until Friday morning, May 11, 2018.
Please join us in congratulating Mr. Law and Mr. Lang for their tireless efforts promoting excellence in bands.
The IBA is pleased to announce the following schools have accepted invitations to perform at the 91st Annual IBA Conference.
Center Point-Urbana 6th grade, Dan & Dorothy Jacobi
South Hamilton Middle School, Alexa Gibbs
Oak Ridge Middle School, Brett Dupree
Nashua-Plainfield High School, Scott Stroud
Monticello High School, Mike Kowbel
Grinnell High School, Levi Dressler
Cedar Falls High School Jazz Band, Kyle Engelhardt
Linn-Mar High School, Aaron Nuss
We look forward to hearing these inspiring performances in Des Moines, May 10-12, 2018.
Best wishes to everyone for continued success this year. Now more than ever, the work being done in band rooms across Iowa is very important in the lives our students and for our society.
Continue to bring music's power of healing and wellness to your students and communities. It makes a difference.
Iowa Bandmasters Association 2018Conference Start date: 5/9/18
Conference End date: 5/12/18
Last day to book: 4/18/18
Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
- Des Moines Marriott Downtown for 132.00 USD per night
- Book your group rate for Iowa Bandmasters Association
Greetings Fine Arts Educators!
We have updated our Department of Education to reflect Iowa's Fine Arts Standards, which were approved and adopted by the State Board of Education on November 15th. All standards are listed, as well as our guidance document and an unpacked standard example. Additional resources are forthcoming. Please visit:
Fine Arts Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
From Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director
Just a quick not to update you on the IAAE $25,000 in 25 Days Fund Drive. As of October 12, we have raised $9,170 from 75 donors. This is a great accomplishment and I know we can reach our goal. In the past 5 years, the IAAE mentor program has funded 1,076 mentor visits to beginning music & art teachers in 410 schools in our state. The grant has also provided over 250 scholarships for beginning teachers to attend the IMEA, ICDA, IBA and AEI conferences. We are hoping we can match the $25,000 from the Iowa legislature so this program can continue.
WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW! CLICK BELOW TO SAVE THE IAAE MENTOR PROGRAM!
- Givelify.com - download app - search for "Iowa Alliance for Arts Education" near "Cedar Falls, Iowa" under the "charities" tab - participate in the "Save the Mentor Program" campaign
- Send a check to (indicate Mentorship Fundraiser in the memo):
Martha Kroese, IAAE Treasurer
2102 Minnetonka Dr.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613-1520