9:00 a.m. Opening Keynote - Inspire Excellence: Achieving the Most From Every Lesson - Bruce Pearson
10:00 a.m. Jazz Theory for "The Rest of Us" - Dean Sorenson
10:00 a.m. Finding Success in Beginning Band - Bob and Julie Krueger
10:00 a.m. Show Me (How to Get the Money): A New Look at Federal Funds for Music Education - Dr. Dave Gerhart, Marcia Neel, and Heather Mansell
10:45 a.m. Preparing Your Student for Their Honor Band Audition - Stacy Bean and Jim Kucera
10:45 a.m. Building Positive Relationships with Your Choir Colleagues - Brian Botsford
10:45 a.m. Building a Successful Jazz Program in a Small School - Mike Sindt
11:30 a.m. Marching Band: Perspectives from Teaching in Large and Small Schools - Bill Kellett
11:30 a.m. Successful Teaching in Small Schools - Duane DeVries
11:30 a.m. Improve Your Percussion Section by Fixing Things That Drive You Nuts! - Bob Snider
12:15 p.m. Closing Keynote - What the Pandemic Has Taught Us as Teachers and Musicians - Michael Haithcock
1:15 p.m. Annual Business Meeting
2:30 p.m. Phi Beta Mu Business Meeting
2021 NSBA Sanctioned Shows
Saturday, September 18 - The Wildcat Classic (at Millard South's Buell Stadium)
Saturday, September 25 - The Titan Invitational (at Papillion-LaVista South HS)
Saturday, October 2 - The Capitol City Band Championships (at Seacrest Field, Lincoln)
Saturday, October 9 - The Chieftain Invitational (at Bellevue East HS)
Saturday, October 16 - The Omaha Marching Invitational (at Burke HS)
Saturday, October 23 - NSBA State Marching Contest
Entries due Saturday, September 11. Enter your band today!
Renew your NSBA Membership or join NSBA by clicking here. Membership runs March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2022.
Active Members: $65
Collegiate Members: Free
First-time Members: Free
Retired Members: Free
Remember, you must be an NSBA member to attend the 60th Annual Convention (Virutal), the Virtual StateConcert Band Festival, the Virutal State Jazz Festival, have students audition for 8th Grade All-State, participate in the NSBA State Marching Contest and/or Sanctioned Shows.
Renew or join today!
Registration for the 2021 Virtual State Jazz Festival Dates held on April 9th and 10th, 2021 is open! Click here to go to the Jazz Festival Page for more information.
This year, the NSBA State Jazz Festival will provides a non-competitive environment that serves all levels of ensembles in the state of Nebraska—middle school, high school, and college/university groups.
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Concert Band Festival opens at 8 a.m. (Central) on Thursday, December 10, 2020. For more information, including clinician biographies, click here to go to the Concert Band Festival page. We encourage you to participate in this virtual festival with feedback from four outstanding band directors!
The third release of preliminary results of the aerosol study are available here. These results are strictly for general consideration. Guidance information will be available soon!
The Nebraska Schools Activities Association published a list of COVID-19 resources here. Click on General Information. NSAA partnered with NSBA, NMEA, Nebraska Choral Directors Association (NCDA), and the Nebraska Music Teachers Association (affiliated with the Music Teachers National Association - MTNA) for this list of resources.
Congratulations to Dr. Brian Anderson who joins prestigious company in the Hall of Fame!
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