Former Humbolt Bandmaster passes

Services for Dick Jenkins, 86, of Greenfield will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Greenfield with burial at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery in Adel, Iowa, at 11:00 a.m. on June 7, 2018, with full military graveside rites conducted by the Greenfield American Legion Head-Endres Post No. 265 and V.F.W. Post No. 6562. A luncheon will be held at the church immediately following the services at the church.

He was the band director at Humboldt Junior High School for thirty years. During his tenure the junior high bands performed three times for the Iowa Bandmasters Association as “clinic bands.” This is the highest musical honor a band can receive in Iowa. On two occasions he was the guest conductor of the Northeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band. 

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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.

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
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www.educateiowa.gov

 
 

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

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309