• 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

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.

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: 





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:


Thank you!

Angela Matsuoka
Fine Arts Consultant
Iowa Department of Education
400 E. 14th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 782-7296
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IBA Fall Meeting in Ames November 18th

Please note the upcoming IBA business meeting in Ames (in conjunction with the IMEA Conference and All-State Music Festival).

The time for the meeting has changed from earlier published times.

The NEW meeting time is:
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
IBA Business Meeting: 4:00 p.m.
Scheman Building: Room 4

If you have an agenda item, please send it to me by Nov. 14, 2017.

Take care of yourselves, each other, and share the healing power of music generously.  It makes a difference.

See you soon!
Myron Peterson

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309