Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

est. 1962

Brady Rohlfs

Past President

Waverly High School

Brady Rohlfs started as Director of Bands at Waverly High School in 2008.   He directs the Marching Band, Varsity Band, Freshman Band, Pep Bands, and assists with 6th Grade and 5th Grade Band.  Mr. Rohlfs attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont for his Bachelors Degree. After attending the University of Nebraska – Lincoln he earned his Master's Degree in Music Education in 2003.  In 2010 he finished the Administrative Certification Program through the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  Previous teaching assignments have been in Sterling, NE, Ashland, NE, Syracuse, NE, and Lincoln Northeast High School.   In 2004 Mr. Rohlfs was awarded the Jack R. Snider Young Band Director Award.  In 2009 he was awarded the Freda Drath Battey Distinguished Educator Award given annually to one secondary educator in the state of Nebraska.  In 2009 he was inducted into Phi Beta Mu, and is currently serving as President-Elect.  Mr. Rohlfs has been nominated to Who's Who in American Professionals every year since 1998.  

He is a member of the Nebraska State Bandmaster's Association where he has served as Awards Chair on the Executive Board, as well as member the Nebraska Music Educators Association and National Association for Music Education.  In addition to working with his instrumental students he enjoys conducting clinics and adjudicating throughout Nebraska, Kansas, and Iowa as well as coaching track at the high school.  Mr. Rohlfs is also a piano tuner and technician and volunteers as an EMT.  He and his wife Lori have three children, Alexis, Ethan, and London.  His hobbies include playing volleyball and automotive and tractor restoration.

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