• 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 over 50 first and second year band directors each year.

  • IBARD

    IBARD

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

  • IBA magazine

    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

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

Summer Magazine Deadline June 9th

A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Fri, June 9.  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.

Please respond to Elaine Menke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Conference Credit now available for Registration

The conference credit opportunities are now open for registration. Click here Conference Credit.

If there is a waitlist, please still register. We will work to make sure all who wish to receive credit have the opportunity.

Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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