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    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 over 50 first and second year band directors each year.

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    IBARD

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

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    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

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Boston Brass at Iowa State University

The internationally-acclaimed Boston Brass will perform in the Martha-Ellen Tye Recital Hall at Iowa State University on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 pm.   They will be joined for one special selection by the ISU Wind Ensemble, conducted by Director of Bands Michael Golemo.
 

ISU Double Reed Day

Iowa State University will be hosting their annual All-State Double Reed Day on Sunday, October 2 from 12-4 p.m. in the Music Hall at Iowa State University. All high school double reed students auditioning for the 2016 Iowa High School All-State Festival should plan to attend this workshop.

Faculty members Amy Christensen, oboe and Kevin Judge, bassoon will hold masterclasses to include in-depth study of the etudes and a review of required scales. Students should bring their instruments, etudes and prepared solos and be prepared to play for the group. Light refreshments will be provided. The day will conclude with a one-hour concert given by the ISU Wind Ensemble.

Richard Goettsch passes

Longtime Webster City Middle School band director Richard Goettsch passed away on Monday, July 25, 2016. He was 81. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Foster Funeral and Cremation Center in Webster City. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City. 

Here is the link to the online obituary.
http://www.fosterfuneralandcremation.com/obituary/156702/Richard-Goettsch-of-Webster-City-Iowa/

Request for survey participation

Dear Directors:  

 

My name is Vicki Tam-Anderson, a middle school band director in Minnesota currently working on a master’s thesis at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.  This thesis looks at the experiences of female band directors and how they balance their personal life with their career.  In particular, I am investigating the impacts the responsibilities of teaching secondary level band have on a female band director’s personal life decisions as well as the relationships between a female band director’s family life and their professional choices and goals.   

 

A portion of my research into this subject involves surveying female band directors at the secondary level.  As a current secondary-level band director, you are invited to participate in an important survey regarding the experiences of female band directors and how they balance their personal life with their career.  This research is being conducted as part of a graduate thesis through the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota.  

IBA Mission Survey - Input needed

Dear IBA members,

As published in the Summer Magazine, the IBA is undertaking a process of reflection and study on its mission this year - and your help is essential in the success of this project.  The richest outcome will result from all members contributing to the process along the way.  In the opening phase, the IBA asks all members to offer insights to a few questions on the form linked below.  For a full explanation of the process, please read the “President Elect’s Thoughts” in the Summer Magazine recently published and attached here

On A Mission - Part I.pdf
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Members are welcome to visit - and revisit - this form as often as desired through August 21, 2016.
http://goo.gl/forms/llJ1RnG3mvnKBiuY2

Your thoughtful contributions are appreciated and the resulting knowledgeable will be made available later this fall.

Sincerely,
Myron Peterson, IBA President-elect
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90th Annual IBA Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309