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

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

Information on ESSA meetings from IAAE

Below is an email from Ryan Wise (head of the Iowa Department of Education)  about the January meetings across the state concerning the draft of the Iowa ESSA plan.  The draft will be released on January 6th.  In December, IAAE was invited to a meeting with Dr. Wise to discuss the "well-rounded education" aspects of ESSA and arts education. We hope you can take advantage of these opportunities to represent the arts.
Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director

Dear Colleagues,

We are gearing up for January information sessions to share Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan, and I need your help getting the word out. The Department will release the draft plan on Friday, January 6. The statewide public meetings will then run from January 9-19, with a format that is informational – we will present details about the plan, field questions and take input.

The dates and locations of those public meetings are included below. All meetings begin at 5 p.m. We’ll also plan to have a Zoom link for each meeting so that folks may listen remotely.

I appreciate anything you can do to help us spread the word (via email, social media, website, etc.) about the draft plan and information sessions.

Please note that some days have more than one meeting site. See you in January! 

Click continue reading to see the dates of meetings. Some updated dates due to recent weather. Zoom webinar links are included also.

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