• 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. Submit reports at the IBA summer, fall, and conference business meetings.
2. Chair the annual elementary affairs meeting during the IBA Conference.
3. Give a list of ideas to the current IBA president of topics/clinics that would be beneficial to elementary band directors at the IBA Conference.
4. Contact district committee members during the year and discuss or work on projects.
5. Attend all IBA business meetings and submit a report.

The mission of the IBA Elementary Affairs Committee is to provide resources for directors teaching first and second-year band students that enhance the capacity of sharing information and ideas for the purpose of providing comprehensive music education to beginning band students in Iowa.

Creation of a useful booklet, pamphlet or clinic with committee members for IBA elementary band directors for use in their classroom. (This may be done yearly, or at the committee's discretion.)
Be an advocate for elementary band.

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.

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309