Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

est. 1962

Doug Bogatz

Public Relations Chair

Fremont High School

Doug Bogatz has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Fremont High School since 2016. There, he directs the Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Bands, Orchestra, Marching Band and Pep Band. He also teaches Music Appreciation. Previously, Doug was the Assistant Band Director at Millard West High School and Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, Kansas.

A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Doug has experience in many areas of music. At UNL, he was an active member of the jazz ensembles, concert bands, Cornhusker Marching Band, Kappa Kappa Psi, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He also was active in chamber groups such as the Westbrook Saxophone Quartet. Outside college, Doug was a member of the Colts Drum & Bugle Corps from Dubuque, Iowa.

Doug is taking graduate courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and is an active member of NAfME, ASCAP, NMEA, and NSBA. He currently lives in Bennington with his wife, Lindsey.

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