Karl King Award Winners Announced

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.

2018 Conference Honor Band Selected

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.

 

Myron Peterson

President

New Arts Standards resources on DE Website

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:

https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/content-areas/fine-arts



Thank you!


Angela Matsuoka
Fine Arts Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 782-7296
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www.educateiowa.gov

 
 

Mentor Program Fundraising - DONATE NOW

From Myron Peterson, IBA President
 
Mentorship is one of 4 key tenants of IBA’s mission to promote excellence in bands.  The IAAE Mentorship program (for which IAAE and IBA are interdependent upon each other to execute) is the core of how IBA works towards that mission.
 
IBA has financially supported this program, and we hope members and districts will consider chipping in a little, too. (or a lot.... don’t let me hold you back!)
 
Be sure to earmark contributions specifically towards IAAE’s mentoring program.

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!

  •  https://iowaalliance4artsed.org/
  •  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

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309