In Brotherhood Abiding was commissioned by the Iowa Bandmasters Association for performance at their annual state conference. The title contains the abbreviation for the organization (IBA), and the music is written in a manner demonstrating proper reverence for this fine organization. Following a brief introduction, the call of a martial fanfare is answered by the horns, followed by a softer passage. Transitional material leads to a lush melody that pays homage to the hundreds of directors who have committed their lives to instrumental music in the state of Iowa. Powerful and captivating, In Brotherhood Abiding is sure to leave a lasting impression.