Run-off Election Results

Congratulations to the following candidates, they will be on the
ballot in the General Election for the office of IBA President-elect:

Myron Peterson - SC District
Russ Kramer - NC District
Jane Triplett - SE District

Jacquelyn Meunier
IBA President

Emails needed for support of House Bill #271

Hello Advocates,

The Iowa Core/Fine Arts bill passed the House Education Committee by a vote of 3-0 to move on the full House of Representatives.   A companion Iowa Core/Fine Arts bill is being introduced in the Iowa Senate on Monday.  IAAE needs you to email your representative this weekend.  First thank them for their support during our Fine Arts Advocacy Day on January 28th  and then ask for their support of House File #271, which will add Fine Arts as core subject in the state of Iowa.  The co-sponsors of the bill are Greg Forristall (R) and Ruth Ann Gaines (D).

Below is a link which will help you find the name/email address/phone of your representative.

The House will be discussing this bill on Monday, so contacts need to be made this weekend.

Thanks so much!!

Leon Kuehner
Executive Director
Iowa Alliance for Arts Education

Link to Iowa Legislature:

Conference Honor Bands Selected

The following Bands have been selected to perform at the Iowa Bandmasters Conference in May.

4A – Cedar Rapids John F. Kennedy H.S.  – Jared Wacker, director

3A – Pella Community H.S. – Jason Pentico & Dameon Place, directors

High School 2A – none selected

1A – Newman Catholic H.S. – Conner Tipping, director

Middle School 4A/3A – Cedar Falls Peet Junior H.S. – Ben Byersdorfer, director

Middle School 2A/1A – none selected

Elementary – Marion - Vernon 6th Grade Band – David Anderson, director

Jazz – Cedar Falls H.S. Jazz Ensemble – Kyle Engelhardt, director

Congratulations to all the Bands and their directors who were accepted to perform at the 2015 Iowa Bandmasters Conference. 

Thanks to all who took the time and effort necessary to create an audition recording for the IBA performance bands.  I applaud you and your program for having the courage and diligence that it takes to complete this task.   You are to be congratulated on submitting your recordings and going through the process.

Michael Golemo, IBA President-elect


Frank Battisti Festival Week - Central College, Pella, IA

You, Your Colleagues, and Your Students Are Cordially Invited to the

Frank L. Battisti Festival Week

Feb. 23 – March 1, 2015

Dr. Frank L. Battisti to Address Your Questions & Topics of Interest

Temple for the Performing Arts
1011 Locust St., Des Moines - Grand Hall, 4th floor
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
7:30pm – 9:00pm with Reception to Follow
Dr. Battisti to address your questions and topics of interests.

 Maestro Joseph Giunta and President Mark Putnam to make opening remarks

This event is free and open to the public

Central College Wind Ensemble & Central Iowa Wind Ensemble Concert

Dr. Battisti, Guest Conductor for the entire program
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Douwstra Auditorium
812 University St., Pella, IA
This event is free and open to the public

See Complete Schedule below

Deadline for Conference Performance

A reminder that January 21st is the deadline to send in your recording for the Honor Band selection process for the 2015 IBA Conference.  Please remember that these recordings are to be sent to President-Elect, Mike Golemo.

Find application forms here
Please send to address listed on the form, Mike's home address.

2316 Red Oak Drive, Ames, Iowa 50014              

Mike Golemo
IBA President-Elect
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88th Annual IBA Conference

May 14 - 16, 2015

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309