It is with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that IBA Past President, Guy Blair, passed away March 29, 2024. He was in Pella surrounded by his family. Guy had fallen ill a short time ago in Florida and testing showed that he had cancer spreading through his body. He was able to be transported back to Pella and his family was able to be with him at the end of his life.

Guy’s impact will be felt for years to come and his contributions to our community will never be forgotten.

Visitation will begin at 2:00 pm, Friday, April 5, at the First Church in Pella, with family present from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. The memorial service will be held at 10:30 am, Saturday, April 6, also at the First Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Peace Prayer Garden, or the Iowa Bandmasters Association Endowment Fund. The Garden Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.