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December eNews

This month's news includes

Holiday greeting from President Strohmaier, Honor Band Deadlines, Majors Landers Scholarship Information and Collegiate Workshop Information.

Important Message from IBA President Jayson Gerth

It is with a profound sadness that I share with you the cancellation of the 93rd Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference. After patient, careful deliberation, the IBA Board of Directors believes this is the wisest and most responsible course of action for all involved. While attending to our Association’s mission is the goal, the safety and well-being of our members is paramount.

eLearning Resources shared during school closures

The IBA’s commitment to mission remains paramount at this challenging time. To help support you during this extended time away from your students, Dr. Michael Golemo from Iowa State University, with the help of IBA Immediate Past President Jane Triplett and a whole host of music education leaders in Iowa, has started to compile an array of resources to help your students continue remotely learning. These resources can be found in this IBA Google Folder - IBA Instructional Resources.

Board Meetings Scheduled

The IBA Board of Directors will be meeting on March 23, 2020, March 30, 2020, April 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM and April 11 at 7:00 p.m. via the Zoom conferencing application.

Iowa Arts Data Project

***Due to COVID-19 Closures this has been postponed.

Coming April 1: Iowa Arts Education Data Project

The Iowa Arts Education Data Project will showcase Iowa’s arts education data through a user-friendly, interactive dashboard. The dashboard is intended to promote meaningful dialogue around arts education across the state; and to encourage equitable and data-driven decisions by schools, districts, educators, community members, and policymakers that support a well-rounded education for all Iowa students.

March eNews

Information about Conference Registration, IBA COVID-19 Statement, Arts Data Project, and IBA Endowment. Click below to read full newsletter.


2020 Conference Honor Ensembles Selected

IBA recently convened listening panels made up of elementary, junior high, and high school directors from every IBA district to select through blind audition, the 2020 Conference Honor Ensembles.

The bands selected to perform are listed below in the "read more."