• 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 beginning band directors with mentors.



    Our retired directors are active participants in our organization... Providing mentoring and leadership.

  • IBA magazine

    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

Conference Honor Band Reminders

Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, the process for submitting an application and subsequent recordings for consideration to perform at the IBA Conference will be entirely online.

The application expressing intent to apply is due by 11:59 PM December 7th, 2018. The application will be included in the fall magazine and available for download in the conference menu section of http://www.bandmasters.org. You must login to the the website with your member ID and password to see these links. This application must be completed, signed by the director and a school official, scanned into a PDF, and uploaded to the website.

Recording submissions must be uploaded by 11:59 PM January 16, 2019. By this second deadline, directors will upload each selection individually to the recording submission page also found in the conference menu section of bandmasters.org. You must login to the the website with your member ID and password to see these links.

We have revised the submission guidelines to accommodate online submission. Please read them carefully.


92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309