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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!

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    We participate in the IAAE Arts Mentor Program serving over 50 first and second year band directors each year.

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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

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2018 Conference Honor Band Selected

The IBA is pleased to announce the following schools have accepted invitations to perform at the 91st Annual IBA Conference.

  • Center Point-Urbana 6th grade, Dan & Dorothy Jacobi

  • South Hamilton Middle School, Alexa Gibbs

  • Oak Ridge Middle School, Brett Dupree

  • Nashua-Plainfield High School, Scott Stroud

  • Monticello High School, Mike Kowbel

  • Grinnell High School, Levi Dressler

  • Cedar Falls High School Jazz Band, Kyle Engelhardt 

  • Linn-Mar High School, Aaron Nuss                                                                                              

We look forward to hearing these inspiring performances in Des Moines, May 10-12, 2018.

Best wishes to everyone for continued success this year.  Now more than ever, the work being done in band rooms across Iowa is very important in the lives our students and for our society.

Continue to bring music's power of healing and wellness to your students and communities.  It makes a difference.

 

Myron Peterson

President

WInter Magazine Deadline

Wishing you a Happy Holidays!  A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Fri, Jan. 5. This is your opportunity to share what you have recently performed with fellow directors.
 
Please include ALL this information:
    1.   district (NE, SC, etc.)
    2.   school name
    3.   concert date
    4.   director(s) name(s)
    5.   groups performed
    6.   titles and composers
 
2 ways to submit information:
    1. Online submission form  https://www.bandmasters.org/district-news-submission-form  
    2. E-mail -  either attaching your document (PDF and Word documents work best).  Copying the information directly into your e-mail also works.
Elaine Menke, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New Arts Standards resources on DE Website

Greetings Fine Arts Educators!
We have updated our Department of Education to reflect Iowa's Fine Arts Standards, which were approved and adopted by the State Board of Education on November 15th.  All standards are listed, as well as our guidance document and an unpacked standard example.  Additional resources are forthcoming.  Please visit:

https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/content-areas/fine-arts



Thank you!


Angela Matsuoka
Fine Arts Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 782-7296
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.educateiowa.gov

 
 

Iowa Band Conductor Forum


Registration for the Iowa Band Conductor's Forum is currently open now through January 12, 2018.

 
A free event for Iowa band directors, the Iowa Band Conductor's Forum will be held January 19-20 on the UNI campus and feature clinics from Mark Heidel (Iowa), Mike Golemo (ISU), Bob Meunier (Drake), and Danny Galyen (UNI).
 
For information and to register, please visit https://bands.uni.edu/iowa-conductors-forum-2018
 
Credit for the forum will also be available through AEA Learning Online
NOTE: You only need to register for this course if you want license renewal or graduate credit, otherwise there is no fee to attend the forum.  

 https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/home    Activity #: 22043599991801

or Register at this direct link: 

https://prodev.aeapdonline.org/4DCGI/22043599991801INV&True*

 

 

 
 

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309