• 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.



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

  • IBA magazine

    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

Operations Manual

(chair appointed by the president – selected from the membership of the committee)

1. The committee shall meet during the annual conference. An additional meeting may be held the day of the biannual meeting in November. Any special meetings requiring travel reimbursement must be pre-approved by the IBA president. The chairperson is responsible for calling these meetings.
2. Committee members are selected by each district to serve a staggered 3 year term. Each committee member may serve a maximum of two consecutive three-year terms.
3. The committee surveys the membership regarding the status of band programs in the state of lowa. This is done on three year rotation -- high school, junior high/middle school, and elementary. The results of the annual survey are published in the summer issue of the lowa Bandmaster magazine. The chairperson shall see that the annual survey is completed and the results prepared for publication.

4. The committee is open to suggestions from the IBA membership for curriculum development projects. The chairperson shall see that these suggestions are brought to the committee for discussion. When adopted as a project, the chairperson shall see that the project is followed through to completion.
5. Create and maintain a resource folder for the IBA website listing links or articles on “Best Teaching Practices or Techniques”.
6. Attend all IBA business meetings and submit a report.

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309