Iowa Bandmasters Association
February 2020 eNews
2020 IBA Conference Registration Opening Soon
The conference registration portal will open February 15th. Current members will receive a personalized link to register.

Reduced rates before April 15th!

***Things to remember about online conference registration

Everyone has a member ID, this connects to your membership information. Do Not create a new account as this will make you pay dues again.

College Student Members - do not create a new account when you start teaching, you already have a member ID.

If you cannot change your password because an email is incorrect, do not create a new account. Contact Liz Fritz and she will reset your password for you.

If you have had a name change, do not create a new account, we will help you update your information.

Please contact Steve or Liz if you think you need to have account updates, cannot login, have membership dues not showing.

Other things to remember...
You can print your online form or use the one in your IBA Magazine! and send a check or purchase order BEFORE April 15th.

Help us help you!
Steve Cook, Liz Fritz and Tiffany Wurth

Online Voting for President-elect and Awards
The IBA election for President-elect and Karl L. King Awards will take place online, March 15 - April 1st.  Paper ballots are mailed to those who do not have email addresses. 

Jarrod O'Donnell, IBA Elections Chair
Online Voting - Election FAQ's
You must be a current PAID active or retired member to be eligible to vote.

You can check your membership status online. You must login to see the membership directory. When logging into the website remember to use your member ID that is listed in the membership directory. This will link your membership data.

If you are not sure you are a current member, check with Steve Cook

It is also vital to check your current IBA email. This is especially important if you have moved to a new school or recently retired. When it comes time for the vote, you should also check your spam/junk mail folder as this email is coming from a different delivery point in our system, different than our eNewsletter. 
Our February newsletter includes information on Arts happenings around the state.

or visit our website

Leon Kuehner, IAAE Executive Director
Conference Room Block
The Marriott room block is now available to make reservations for the conference.

Iowa Bandmasters Association 2020
Last Day to Book: Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Des Moines Marriott Downtown for $134 USD per night
In this month’s CODA, I want to give a big shout out to our Elementary and Middle School Affairs Committees. Mary Kay Benton (MS Affairs) and Audra Bailey (Elementary Affairs) have been INSTRUMENTAL in assisting in planning the 2020 IBA Conference offerings.

We have worked closely to bring some of the best and most engaging clinicians to Iowa. Retired Texas middle school educator and Yamaha Master Educator Cheryl Floyd will bring engaging thoughts and proven strategies for working with the middle grades. We are very much looking forward to her two sessions, one each on Thursday and Friday of the conference.
Through a suggestion by the Elementary Affairs Committee in October, we reached out to Mickey Smith, Jr. with an invitation to bring his unique and dynamic perspective to our conference. He is an elementary and middle school band director from Lake Charles, Louisiana. Mr. Smith can be found on Facebook’s Band Director’s Group, and his videos and tips are gold! If his name sounds familiar to you, it may be because he was recently named the 2020 GRAMMY Music Educator of the Year.

It is our honor to host him for a clinic session on Thursday afternoon, two sessions on Friday afternoon, and as our special guest and speaker at the 2020 IBA Banquet. (If it’s been awhile since you’ve attended the banquet, or you’ve never attended, this may be the year to buy a ticket!) He will be attending the conference, and if you have a chance to introduce yourself, I guarantee you’ll immediately be drawn-in by his enthusiasm and energy.

Jayson Gerth
President, Iowa Bandmasters Association
Iowa Bandmasters Association
93rd Annual Conference
May 14 - 16, 2020