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IBA March Project

Putting our best foot forward                  

 

Attention! Elementary Band Directors, Middle School Band Directors, and High School Band Directors

  • Would you like to help your students know more about the Iowa Bandmasters Association, the history and culture of the band movement in Iowa, and noteworthy composers who passed forward a legacy which we all now share?
  • Would you like to help preserve and advance an important part of Iowa’s musical heritage?
  • Would you like to gain recognition for your program, school, community, and specifically your concert band?
  • And most importantly, would you like to have great fun playing wonderful music your students and audience will enjoy?

You are invited to submit a recording of a march (s) listed below for consideration to be placed in a position of honor on the Iowa Bandmasters Association Website. Those recordings chosen as the most outstanding and representative of quality march-style will have their recording posted with a short bio and photo of the band, short bio and photo of the conductor, and accompanied by a short history of the march. Recordings should be submitted, via e-mail, on or before, April 15. 2013.  IBA Honor Bands are not eligible for this honor.

Title

Composer

Publisher

Grade

Qualifications

Qualifications

Activity

Harold Bennett

Carl Fischer

1.5

Elem. Bands

1A-2A Programs

Success

Harold Bennett

Carl Fischer

1.5

Elem. Bands

3A-4A Programs

Gallant Marines

Karl King

Barnhouse

2

E -MS-HS Bands

1A-2A Programs

Call to Victory

Karl King

Barnhouse

2

E -MS-HS Bands

3A-4A Programs

Hometown Boy

Karl King

Barnhouse

2.5

MS-HS Bands

1A-2A-3A Programs

Iowa Band Law

Karl King

Barnhouse

3

MS-HS Bands

1A-2A-3A-4A Programs(non-aud. ens)

George Landers' March

George Dalby

Public Domain

4

HS Bands

1A-2A-3A-4A Programs (open)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity and Success can be found in the Carl Fischer publication, The New Bennett Band Book, Harold Bennett, arr Larry Clark

George Landers' March is Public Domain and the parts can be downloaded from the IBA Website

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is just the beginning of an ongoing project.

Every attempt has been made to organize the qualifications for the respective marches so as to provide an opportunity for the selected bands to represent the wide diversity of schools and programs in our state. Individuals studied and experienced in march-style and performance practice will be selected to evaluate the recordings. Recordings should be sent, via e-mail, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , when they are available. Please reply and let me know if you would consider submitting a recording (please specify your selected march).

 

Follow the links on the titles to hear recorded marches. Enjoy!


George Landers' March (also known as "George Landers' Quickstep") (published 1915)…………………………...Clarence W. ("C.W.") Dalbey

Landers was known as the dean of American bandmasters and the father of Iowa band law.


Iowa Band Law March (published 1923)……………………………….………...Karl L. King

Dedicated to Major George W. Landers, sponsor of the state law that allowed city tax monies to be spent on local municipal bands.


The Home Town Boy March (published 1962)……………………………………….Karl L. King

The final published march written by King, and dedicated to Meredith Willson, who grew up in Mason City, Iowa.


Gallant Marines (published 1942)……………………………………….Karl L. King

A tuneful march, written specifically for marching and/or youth bands, has no breakstrain or 'D' section.


Call to Victory (published 1942)……………………………………….Karl L. King

Karl L. King was the absolute master of writing easier marches! “Call to Victory” is one of his finest efforts and comes complete with a “Semper Fidelis” styled drums and trumpets interlude.


The Iowa Bandmasters Association has permission to use Carl Fischer recordings created by bands in Iowa and posted on the IBA site to be listened to for educational purposes only.  This however, does not give the bands that recorded the pieces the right to distribute these recordings for sale without seeking the standard mechanical license for the distribution of recordings as is mandated by copyright law.

 Special thanks to Andy Glover and Barnhouse Music Publishers

90th Annual IBA Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309