Conference 2015 - Dr. Jack Stamp, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaDr. Jack Stamp

    Keynote 11:00 AM on Friday, May 15th Iowa Ballroom
    "Band Kids Do Better on the SAT, Who Cares…"
  • Dr. Frank Tracz

    Conference 2015 - Dr. Frank Tracz, Kansas State University

    Friday May 15th 3:00 pm Clinic DUBUQUE/DAVENPORT
    How Good Do You Want To Be?
    Friday May 15th4:00 pm DUBUQUE/DAVENPORT
    Skull Session Open Q and A Forum
  • Vernon 6th Grade Band

    Conference 2015 - Vernon 6th Grade Band

    David Anderson, director

    Thursday, May 14th, at 3:00 PM 


  • Dr. Kevin Mixon

    Conference 2015 - Kevin Mixon

    1:00 on Thursday, May 14th -  All Iowa 8th Grade Honor Band, Conductor/Composer

    2:15 PM on Thursday, May 14th  WATERLOO

    Clinic Alternative Rehearsal Techniques for Beginners


  • Mt. Vernon HS Band

    Conference 2015 - Mt. Vernon High School Band

    Bernard Moore, director
    10:15 AM on Thursday, May 14th in the IOWA BALLROOM
  • Dr. Tim Mahr

    Conference 2015 - Dr. Timothy Mahr

    9:00 AM  on Saturday, May 16th  Iowa Ballroom
    From Concept to Completion: Bringing a New Work to Life
    with Mason City High School Symphonic Band Russ Kramer, director

  • Conference 2015 - Dr. Jack Stamp

    Clinic/Concert 9:00 AM on Thursday May 14th  
    Moving from Meter to Music: Young Conductors Symposium Part 1
    with Iowa City West High School Wind Ensemble - Rob Medd, director
    Iowa City High School Wind EnsembleDr. Jack Stamp
  • Cedar Rapids Washington Wind Symphony

    Conference 2015 - Dr. Jack Stamp

    Dr. Jack Stamp

    9:00 AM Friday May 15th Clinic/Concert
    Moving from Meter to Music: Young Conductors Symposium Part 2
    with Cedar Rapids Washington Wind Symphony Jim Miller, director




  • Conference Honor Band - Cedar Falls Peet Junior High

    Cedar Falls Peet Junior High
    Ben Byersdorfer, conductor
    Friday May 15th 1:00 PM
    Iowa Ballroom
  • Cedar Falls HS Jazz Band

    Conference Honor Band - Cedar Falls High School Jazz Band

    Kyle Engelhardt, Director

    Thursday May 14th 8:00 PM
    Cities Ballroom


  • Pella HS Band

    Conference Honor Band - Pella High School Symphonic Band

    Jason Pentico and Dameon Place, Directors

    Friday May 15th 3:00 PM
    Iowa Ballroom


  • Conference Honor Band - Drake  Wind Ensemble

    Robert Meunier, Conductor

    Drake band Friday May 15th 8:15 PM
    Iowa Ballroom


  • CR Kennedy HS Band

    Conference Honor Band -

    J.F. Kennedy High School Wind Ensemble

    Jared Wacker, Director

    Friday May 15th 5:00 PM
    Iowa Ballroom


  • newman hs

    Conference Honor Band - Newman Catholic High School Band

    Connor Tipping, Director

    Friday May 15th 9:00 AM
    Iowa Ballroom


  • IBA Conference 2015

    Other concerts you won't want to miss!!


    Karl King Municipal Band  May 14th 5:00 PM  Iowa Ballroom

    USAF Brass Band, with Vince DiMartino May 14th 7 PM Iowa Ballroom

    IBARD Band May 14th 9 PM Iowa Ballroom



Conference News

This year’s IBA Conference brings us many FANTASTIC clinic presentations and performances! There is something for everyone! In between taking some time to visit the exhibits, consider checking out some of the following highlights:


In Memoriam - Jim Coffin IBA Lifetime Member

April 9, 2015

ANAHEIM, Calif. — James A. Coffin, 84, of Anaheim, and a former resident of Indiana, passed away April 9, at home after a battle with a long-term illness.

HJim Coffine was born in Waterloo, Iowa, on Jan. 11, 1931.

He is survived by his wife, Kathy Coffin; daughter Kimberly (Michael) Allard; sons Marc Coffin and Cris (Betty McLarney) Coffin; eight grandchildren, Jamison, Melysa, Zachary, Amanda, Kaleigh, Stevi, Cortnee and Emily; six great-grandchildren, Cayden, Jace, Avery, Carson, Mila and Noah; and extended family, including Billie Coffin.

Jim worked for Selmer of Elkhart, Ind., and he retired from Yamaha Drums in 1993. Jim had a huge impact on the music industry.

Jim’s celebration of life service will be Saturday, May 2, in Anaheim Hills.

Memorials may be sent to the James Coffin Visiting Artist Jazz Fund, University of Northern Iowa Foundation, Office of Financial Services, 121 Commons, Cedar Falls, IA 50614.




IBA Election Results

Russ Kramer - President-elect

The service awards will be announced at the banquet.

88th Annual IBA Conference

May 14 - 16, 2015

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309