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    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.

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    IBARD

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

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    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

Register for the IBA Conference

Please use your member id # found in the printed directory or on print materials from IBA.

IBA Member Dues Increase

At the November 17, 2018 IBA business meeting, a proposal to raise dues by $10.00 for each membership class was approved by the membership. The dues amounts for the 2019-2020 membership year are as follows: Active - $75.00; Associate - $45.00; Retired - $30.00, and Student $20.00. 
 
Since a significant number of our members pay their “Next Year’s Dues” on the Conference Pre-Registration form, the IBA Board of Directors wanted to get this notice out in advance of the receipt of the conference registration materials. The Conference Registration fee for this year’s conference will be $50.00 if paid prior to April 15, 2019, and $60.00 thereafter.

2019 Conference Honor Bands Announced

Recently, the IBA convened listening panels made up of elementary, junior high, and high school directors from every IBA district to select through blind audition the 2019 Conference Honor Ensembles. The bands selected to perform are listed below.
 
Please join the IBA Board in congratulating the following selected bands: 
 
1A Concert Band
Northwood-Kensett High School Concert Band
Jared Barnes, Director
 
2A Concert Band
South Hamilton High School Concert Band
Alexa Gibbs, Director
 
3A Concert Band
Winterset High School Wind Ensemble
Lucas Petersen, Director
 
4A Concert Band
Iowa City High School Wind Ensemble
Myron McReynolds, Director
 
Elem/Beginning Concert Band
Prairie Creek Intermediate 6th Grade SOAR Band
Wendy Morton, Director
 
High School Jazz Band
Iowa City High School Jazz Ensemble
Aaron Ottmar, Director
 
Junior High/Middle School Jazz Band
Northwest Junior High (Iowa City) NW 8th Grade Jazz Band
Kevin Brown, Director
 
Junior High/Middle School Concert Band (1A-2A Feeder)
Williamsburg Junior High School Band
Tom Landeros, Director
 
Junior High/Middle School Concert Band (3A-4A Feeder)
Peet Junior High (Cedar Falls) 8th Grade Concert Band
Ben Byersdorfer, Director

IBA Board of Directors Meeting Scheduled

The IBA Board of Directors will be meeting on Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 11:30 am.  The meeting will take place via Zoom Conference Services.  Agenda items include a funding request for the All Iowa Concert Band Festival.

Steven Cook, I.B.A. Secretary

Conference Hotel Room Block

Book your group rate for Iowa Bandmasters Association 2019        

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Des Moines Marriott Downtown 133 USD - 133 USD per night

Iowa Bandmasters Association 2019
Start Date: Sunday, May 5, 2019
End Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

 

Karl King Award Winners Announced

The IBA Board of Directors had an ongoing discussion regarding the announcing of the Karl King Active and Retired recipients at the same time as the President Elect results are announced.  This new procedure will start next year.

In an effort to honor the spirit of that decision right away, we are pleased to announce this year’s Karl King recipients are:

David Law – Karl King Retired

David Lang – Karl King Active

Mr. Law and Mr. Lang will be recognized at the IBA Banquet on May 11, 2018.  Banquet tickets are available at the registration booth until Friday morning, May 11, 2018.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. Law and Mr. Lang for their tireless efforts promoting excellence in bands.

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309