• 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

A Brief History of I.B.A.

Posted in History of the Iowa Bandmasters Association

The Iowa Bandmasters Association came into being at Fairfield, Iowa, on March 30, 1928. This organization, originated entirely by municipal band directors was formed partly because of threatened legislative action against the Band Law.

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309