• IBA Conference performance

    Iowa Bandmasters Conference

    Our annual conference provides an outstanding professional learning opportunity... A great time to connect and network with colleagues and hear some wonderful music!

  • Mentoring

    We participate in the IAAE Arts Mentor Program serving beginning band directors with mentors.



    Our retired directors are active participants in our organization... Providing mentoring and leadership.

  • IBA magazine

    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

2019 Conference Honor Bands Announced

Recently, the IBA convened listening panels made up of elementary, junior high, and high school directors from every IBA district to select through blind audition the 2019 Conference Honor Ensembles. The bands selected to perform are listed below.
Please join the IBA Board in congratulating the following selected bands: 
1A Concert Band
Northwood-Kensett High School Concert Band
Jared Barnes, Director
2A Concert Band
South Hamilton High School Concert Band
Alexa Gibbs, Director
3A Concert Band
Winterset High School Wind Ensemble
Lucas Petersen, Director
4A Concert Band
Iowa City High School Wind Ensemble
Myron McReynolds, Director
Elem/Beginning Concert Band
Prairie Creek Intermediate 6th Grade SOAR Band
Wendy Morton, Director
High School Jazz Band
Iowa City High School Jazz Ensemble
Aaron Ottmar, Director
Junior High/Middle School Jazz Band
Northwest Junior High (Iowa City) NW 8th Grade Jazz Band
Kevin Brown, Director
Junior High/Middle School Concert Band (1A-2A Feeder)
Williamsburg Junior High School Band
Tom Landeros, Director
Junior High/Middle School Concert Band (3A-4A Feeder)
Peet Junior High (Cedar Falls) 8th Grade Concert Band
Ben Byersdorfer, Director

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309