• 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

(chair appointed by the president – selected from the membership of the committee) (updated 11/2017)
State Chair Responsibilities:
1. Attend all IBA business meetings and submit a report.
2. Represent college directors who are IBA members and share ideas and concerns with the IBA membership.
3. Recommend possible clinic ideas to the president for the IBA conference. District Chair Responsibilities:
1. Promote membership in the Iowa Bandmasters Association among college/university directors.
2. Promote research and presentation of current pedagogical practices at district and state events for the betterment of the general membership.
3. Encourage colleges/universities to establish IBA student chapters using the sample bylaws on the IBA website.
4. Support the Student Affairs committee through mentorship, and encouraging and facilitating participation in district and state IBA events, including the annual conference.

92nd Annual IBA Conference

May 8 - 11, 2019

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309