Advocacy Committee

David Law (Chair) NEIBA

Andrew Buttermore SCIBA

Peter Bekkerus SWIBA

Holly Parks NCIBA

Jane Triplett SEIBA

Kurt Schwarck NWIBA

The committee met on July 16th at 2pm.


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.