Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

est. 1962

Dan Sodomka


Aurora High School

Dan Sodomka is the Director of Bands at Aurora High School in Aurora, Nebraska.  He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree and Masters of Music Performance degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.  He also holds a Masters of Educational Leadership degree from Doane College.  Before teaching in Aurora, Dan was the Director of Bands in St. Paul, Nebraska.  Throughout his teaching career, his bands have received numerous Superior ratings at District Music Contests, Jazz Band Festivals, and Marching Competitions.  In 1999, Dan was awarded the Nebraska Television Network's Outstanding Teacher for the month of November. He was awarded the Jack R. Snider Young Band Director Award in 2001 by the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association.  In 2011, he received the William C. & Delight M. Eloe Inspirational Academic Leadership Award. Dan has served as Membership Chair for the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association, and is one of three directors for the Masonic All-Star Marching Band that performs annually at the Nebraska Shrine Bowl football game.  He is a member of NAfME, NMEA, NSBA, and Phi Beta Mu.  Dan and his wife Laurie live in Grand Island, Nebraska.  They have three children Kylee (14), Ryan (11), and Katelyn (7).

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