• 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

Operations Manual

Article Index

(elected by the district membership - one/two year term) (updated 11/2017)
1. Schedule and prepare agendas for district meetings.
2. Attend and prepare reports for state IBA meetings in summer (Des Moines), November (Ames), and May (IBA Conference). Also send reports to the IBA President and Secretary.
3. Replace chairpersons of district committees whose terms have expired by appointment or election.
4. Formulate and distribute the district newsletter and reports.
6. Call meetings of district officers and committee members as needed.
7. See that all IBA committees have district representation. Report new committee members to the IBA President-Elect by June 1st.
8. Report any deceased IBA members in the district to the IBA president and secure a picture and obituary for the IBA magazine editor.
9. Organize the selection of district candidates for IBA offices, Karl King Service Award (Active and Retired), and the IBA Hall of Fame Award.
10. Organize the host sites and dates for all district-sponsored events.
11. Coordinate the identification of new band directors in the district with the mentorship chairperson by September 1.
12. Oversee the updating of information on the district website.
13. Remind district events chairpersons to examine that all participants are current IBA members.
14. Share information concerning office responsibilities with president-elect.
15. Send the names of district retiring IBA members and tenure award recipients to the IBA president-elect by March 1.
16. Send $200 district donation for the IBA Conference Banquet to the IBA treasurer.

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309