• 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

Communications Procedure

The IBA website communication tools will be used for direct email communication with IBA members. Members are able to unsubscribe from any unwanted email messages. Examples include monthly or quarterly newsletters, conference information, obituaries, and general membership information.


  • General Announcements regarding IBA business may be directed to the webmaster.

  • The webmaster will contact the president for verification if needed.

  • Announcements for district specific events should be sent directly to the district presidents for distribution to the membership. Please use the IBA Leadership link at the top of the website page.

  • Statewide Announcements not specific to IBA business should be directed to all IBA district presidents.

  • Persons interested in contacting IBA members via mail may purchase mailing label lists from the IBA Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Persons interested in communicating specific events may purchase advertising on the IBA website to promote their event. Contact webmaster,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • as of Summer 2017
    Board of Directors came to consensus on the following protocol regarding publication of member deaths on the website.
    • Post a link to obituaries on the website for 1 month
    • Forward (or help each president remember to forward) the obituary to District Presidents for inclusion in their district news.


92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309