IBA Conference Demo Instruments for Sale

The Percussion Source will sell percussion used during the IBA Conference at a discount. Please see the attached pdf listing for the items available. If you are interested in any of the available percussion, please contact Lauren Calkin with the Percussion Source: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Thank you!
Jayson Gerth and Nate Sletten
IBA Conference Equipment Co-Chair

2016 IBA Election Results

I am pleased to  announce  that  Myron Peterson  is the new  IBA  President-elect for 2016.
The  recipients  of  the  Karl L. King Awards both  Active and Retired will be announced  at  the  IBA  Conference Banquet on Friday May 13th.
Congratulations to  Myron.
Jerry Bertrand
IBA Elections  Chair

Magazine Deadline approaching

A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Friday, January 8th.  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
3 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. Send to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
    3. Mail - send your concert information to:
                      Elaine Menke
                      1130 Rolling Hills Ct
                      Norwalk, Iowa  50211


Bands Selected for IBA Conference Performance

These bands were recently selected to perform at the 2016 IBA Conference.  Congratulations to these ensembles, and thank you to all who submitted applications.

4A – Ames High School  – Chris Ewan, director

3A – None selected

2A – Sheldon High School – Cliff St. Clair, director

1A – Springville High School – Jennifer Adams, director

Middle School 4A/3A – Northwest Junior H.S. – Jane Triplett and Kevin Brown, directors

Middle School 2A/1A – Clarinda Community School – Marty Aldrich, director

Elementary – Excelsior Middle School – Steve King, director

Jazz – Johnston High School – Jeff Robilliard, director

Jazz – Southeast Junior H.S. – Bill Pringle, director

Cedar Rapids Jazz Big Band – Al Naylor, director

Eastern Iowa Brass Band – Alex Beamer, director

Graceland University – Erin Bodnar, director

Weston Noble Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Weston NObleIn honor of more than 50 years of outstanding service as a conductor and music educator, the Iowa High School Music Association has selected Weston Noble, Luther College class of 1943 and professor emeritus of music, to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Noble was presented with the award at the All-State Music Festival Concert, the final event of the 2015 All-State Music Festival, on Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Hilton Coliseum on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is also awarded on behalf of the the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the Iowa Music Educators Association, the Iowa Choral Directors Association and the Iowa String Teachers Association.

Noble served as conductor of the Luther College Nordic Choir from 1948-2005 and the Luther College Concert Band from 1948-1973. In addition to his 57-year tenure as a conductor and music educator at Luther, he has served as guest director for more than 900 all-state bands, orchestras, choirs and festivals across four continents. In recent years, he has conducted the Pacific Summer Music Festival of Guam, the Korea National Choir in Seoul, and the International Schools Festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Noble's accomplishments in the fields of conducting and music education have been honored around the world. He holds honorary doctoral degrees from Augustana University, St. Olaf College, Westminster Choir College of Rider University, Carthage College and Wartburg College.

Noble was awarded the St. Olav's Medal by King Harald V of Norway for his contributions to Norwegian-American relations and was the first recipient of the Weston H. Noble Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Choral Art from the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association.

89th Annual IBA Conference

May 11 - 14, 2016

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309