Advocacy Committee


David Law (Chair) maestrolaw@gmail.com NEIBA

Andrew Buttermore andrew.buttermore@ames.k12.ia.us SCIBA

Peter Bekkerus pbekkerus1@denisoncsd.org SWIBA

Holly Parks hprier@clearlakeschools.org NCIBA

Jane Triplett triplett.janee@gmail.com SEIBA

Kurt Schwarck kschwarck@spencerschools.org NWIBA



The committee met on July 16th at 2pm.

ADVOCACY COMMITTEE MISSION STATEMENT:

We advocate that music education is the core to a student’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive growth.

  • Provides advocacy resources for district membership

  • Partnering with Iowa Alliance for Arts Education and Iowa High School Music Association with mentorship and Advocacy Day with state legislatures

  • Schedule and prepare 3 meetings: one during the May IBA Conference, one during the July IBA Workshop, one during the year when needed.