Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

est. 1962

Stacy Bean

Middle Level Chair

Horizon Middle School, Kearney

Stacy Bean is in her 22nd year of teaching.  She is currently at Horizon Middle School in Kearney teaching 6th-8th Grade Band.  Her previous teaching experience includes Amherst Public School, Exeter-Milligan Public School, and Overton Public School.  She has a Bachelor of Art in Music Education and a Masters of Art in Music Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.  

Stacy's band from Exeter-Milligan performed at the 2004 Nebraska Music Educators Convention. She was a presenter at the 2005 Nebraska Music Educators Convention. The Horizon 8th Grade Band under her direction performed at the Middle Level Reading Session at the 2010 Nebraska Music Educator's convention.  Stacy was coordinator of the Class C All State Band from 2004-2007. Stacy was middle level chair of the Nebraska Music Educator's Executive board from 2011-2013. Stacy is on staff with the Nebraska Ambassador's of Music and has been an adjudicator and a clinician for numerous schools in Nebraska.

Stacy is a member of Nebraska Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference, and Nebraska Bandmasters Association. Stacy and her husband, Joel, have 2 sons, Caleb and Joshua and reside in Kearney.  

NSBA Board


Dan Sodomka

Aurora High School


Dr. Carolyn Barber

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Past President

Brady Rohlfs

Waverly High School


Emiley Bond

Lincoln Christian School


Ryan Marsh

Malcolm Public Schools

Awards Chair

Nate Metschke

Neligh-Oakdale Schools

Concert Band Chair

Duane Bierman

University of Nebraska-Kearney

Marching Chair

Michael Schlake

Ogallala Public Schools

Membership Chair

Brandi Kawula

Lewis & Clark Middle School, Bellevue

Middle Level Chair

Stacy Bean

Horizon Middle School, Kearney

Public Relations Chair

Doug Bogatz

Fremont High School

Jazz Chair

Roger Groth



Sponsor Coordinator

Joanie Mathis

Omaha Symphony