NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

Convention - February 29- March 2, 2024
8th Grade All-State - January 6, 2024
State Concert Band Festival - March 29, 2023
State Jazz Festival - April 13-14, 2023



Registration for 2023 NSBA Marching Contests are now open! 

Click here for the form.


Beginning Band Bootcamp 

Please spread the word about our NSBA Young Band Director’s Bootcamp, which will be held on Friday, July 7 from 8:30-4:00 at Lewis and Clark Middle School in Bellevue.  This is open to all music ed students and directors in their first 5 years.  We have a great group of clinicians to share their knowledge with you!

Sessions will include: 
Pacing your year
Strategies for teaching in a small school
Panel: Teachers in their second (or third) positions: things to think about when planning the next step
Plus a social hour following the conclusion of the day!

Click HERE for the registration form.

2022 NSBA State Marching Contest Results

Competition/Festival Rule Changes for 2022

2023 NSBA Concert Band Festival

Save the date for the 2023 NSBA Concert Band Festival!  The event will be held on Wednesday, March 29th at Kearney High School.  More details will be released in the fall and registration will open in October.

2023 NSBA Jazz Festival

Please save the date for the 2023 NSBA State Jazz Festival.  The Jazz Festival this next year will be hosted at Elkhorn South High School on Thursday April 13th, and Friday, April 14th, 2023.
The Thursday portion of the event will occur in the evening, and will be for the following groups:
  • Middle School Jazz Bands that want to participate in either the Festival or Competition portion of the event.
  • High School Jazz Bands that want to participate in the Festival portion. 
The Friday portion of the event will be occurring throughout the entire day, and will be for the following groups:
  • High School Jazz Bands that are wanting to participate in the competition portion of the event.
Information on registration for this event will be coming out in the Fall of 2022.  Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

2021 State Marching Band Results

2021 NSBA Awards Playlist

Click here for the 2021 NSBA Awards hosted by Awards Chair Carrie Jensen. Congratulations to all the awards recipients!

NSAA COVID-19 Resources

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.