• 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

Ross Leeper

Sadly, we have been notified that our friend and colleague, Ross Leeper, passed away suddenly yesterday (Thursday, April 11) afternoon.  What a wonderful teacher in our Iowa band world.

Details of a memorial service and an obituary will be posted as soon as possible.  Let us keep his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Jane Triplett, IBA President     


Services for Ross Allen Leeper, 85, will be held 10:30 am on Tuesday April 16 2019 at the Indianola First United Methodist Church with burial following in the Penn Center Cemetery, Earlham, Iowa.

Obituary information can be found here https://www.overtonfunerals.com/obituary/ross-leeper

Visitation will be held Monday April 15th from 4 to 8 pm at the Overton Funeral Home with family present from 6 to 8 pm. Memorials may be given to the American School Band Directors Association Education Foundation Inc.



92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309