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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.  


  • - 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

Election Results - IBA President-Elect

Jane TriplettThe results of  the  2017  IBA   General  Election for President-Elect:

Congratulations  to  President-elect  Jane  Triplett

The  Distinguished  Service  Awards  for  Karl  King  Active and  Retired  will be announced  at  the  2017  IBA  Banquet on  Friday May 12.

The slate of candidates for  president-elect and the Distinguished  Service  Awards were outstanding!

Jerry Bertrand

IBA  Elections Chair

Dues Deadline September 15th

Reminder that dues need to be paid by September 15th to be in the printed directory. 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)The login should only let you enter a member ID number, no more usernames.

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

Membership dues for Active members are $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

Honor Bands Selected for 2017 Conference

Congratulations to the following groups that were selected to perform during our 90th annual conference this May.

Harlan 6th Grade Band, Ryan Meyer
Sheldon Middle School Band, Jeana M. Larson
South East Junior High Band, Bill Pringle
Clarinda High School Band, Courtney Sommer
Williamsburg High School Band, Stephanie Williamson
Valley High School Jazz Orchestra, Greg Simmons
Southeast Polk High School, Jacquelyn Meunier

Congratulations also go out to all of the groups and directors that submitted recordings for consideration.  The growth from the process has made every group involved better, I am sure.  I am grateful for all of the groups willing to throw their hat in the ring by applying and wish everyone a great spring!

I'm looking forward to seeing everyone at the conference May 11-13, 2017.

Russ Kramer, IBA President

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309