Welcome to IWBC

Welcome to the International Women’s Brass Conference. We are a community of people working to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the arts. If you believe in making the world a better place, if you are a person who wants everyone to have a fair chance, equal representation, and the opportunity to have a place in this field then we say to you: You are welcome here and we are so glad to have you. 


Dr. Joanna Ross Hersey

A Note from our President

Recent events in our country have shown that standing up for injustice continues to be the most courageous thing we can do. It’s okay to feel uncertain how to help, and it’s okay to be fearful. Our community, you and I together, can be an example of the way forward. I call upon us all to stand up for everyone in our community, and to speak up in those times when being silent would be easier. We understand what constitutes a safe space, and it is our obligation to work toward that goal for all. 

The call to do better echos around us. Listen to the voices and stand up with them. Stand aside to allow others to speak their turn. Nurture a safe space for everyone to live and work, where honesty can be prized and where new values replace old. Our Board of Directors, our staff, and our community continues to stand with you. We believe in a better tomorrow and we salute you. We believe in change. 
#blacklivesmatter #inthistogether


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