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    Conference 2017 - John Whitwell, Michigan State University - Emeritus

     
    Keynote 11:00 AM on Friday, May 12th Iowa Ballroom
     
    "What I learned from my Teachers and Mentors"
  • Conference 2017 - Dr. Robert Lark, DePaul University

    Friday May 12th 2:00 pm Clinic Windows on 7th
    "What I learned from Jazz Icons"
     

     
  • Conference 2017 - New Sousa Band

    Keith Brion, director         

    Thursday, May 11th, at 6:30 PM  IOWA BALLROOM

Fall Meeting November 19th in Ames

I hope your fall is going well!  We have our annual Iowa Bandmasters Association fall meeting coming up in Ames on Saturday, November 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the Scheman Building, room 299. 

Russ Kramer
IBA President 

 

Deadline Coming for Conference Performance Intent

You are encouraged to consider submitting a recording to be selected as performing group at the conference. The process of making a recording for the conference can be an important teaching opportunity.

If you are interested in having your band perform, please review the Honor Band Selection Guidelines and download the application form on our website www.bandmasters.org

The Conference Performance intention deadline is December 10, 2016. The recording submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

Iowa Bandmaster named semi-finalist for Grammy award

Nate Sletten, Iowa Bandmaster from Earlham has been named a semi-finalist for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®.

A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 16 states have been announced as semifinalists for the award.  Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Nominations and applications for the 2018 Music Educator Award are now open via www.grammymusicteacher.com.  

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public, and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in schools. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, the recipient will be honored during GRAMMY® Week 2017.

Magazine Deadline October 7th

A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Fri, Oct. 7.  This is your opportunity to share what you have recently performed with fellow directors.

Please include ALL this information:
    1.   district (NE, SC, etc.)
    2.   school name
    3.   concert date
    4.   director(s) name(s)
    5.   groups performed
    6.   titles and composers

3 ways to submit information:
    1. Online submission form  https://www.bandmasters.org/district-news-submission-form  

    2. E-mail -  either attaching your document (PDF and Word documents work best).  Copying the information directly into your e-mail also works.

    3. Mail - send your concert information to:
                      Elaine Menke
                      1130 Rolling Hills Ct
                      Norwalk, Iowa  50211

Dues Deadline September 15th !!

Reminder that dues need to be paid by September 15th to be in the printed directory. The online membership directory should reflect current members as of September 7th. Questions? contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Remember, you must log in to the IBA website to view the membership directory. Do Not create a new user! Use your membership ID # (can be found on all printed IBA material)

You must be an IBA member in order for your students to participate in all IBA district events.

Membership dues for Active and Retired members.  Active members are now $65.00.  Retired members are $20.00 and Students $10.00.


Find membership forms on the FORMS and DOCUMENTS page. There are also direct links on the website homepage, found at the top, the bottom and in the left-side Important Links  menu.
 
Reminder to first year teachers!! If you were a student member of IBA you already have a member ID. If you are unsure what to do with your account, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Steve Cook, IBA Secretary

90th Annual IBA Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309