NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

Young & Future Directors Bootcamp - July 10, 2020 
State Marching Contest - October 24, 2020
8th Grade All-State - January 16, 2021



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.


The Nebraska Department of Education in conjuction with the Nebraska Music Education Association, Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services, and NSBA has released the Launch Nebraska Guidance for Summer Music Activities. It details guidance for safely resuming summer marching band, lessons/small group instruction (sectionals/drumline/guard), beginning band instrument demonstration/selection, and show choir choreography camp. This living document will be updated as necessary and invaluable for planning summer music. Visit launchne.com for more information.

Young & Future Directors Boot Camp: Friday, July 10, 2020

The NSBA Young & Future Directors Boot Camp will be held Friday, July 10, 2020 at Kearney High School, Lincoln Christian School, Westside High School, and online! Participants can choose to attend one of the three sites (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha) or attend the entire boot camp electronically. Two sessions will be offered face-to-face at each site with the other presentations broadcast to all sites so everyone will be able to learn from our fine clinicians. Discussion time at each site and electronic discussion will follow each presentation.

While supplies last, participants will get their choice of books by Peter Boonshaft and Scott Rush. Everyone will get a link to resources from NSBA board members and veteran directors. (This replaces the USB flash drives given out in the past).

Click here to register for this FREE opportunity! You must be an NSBA member and membership is free for first-year directors.

Do you know a first-year director or a young director? Spread the word!

Resources for Returning to School

We are compiling resources to aid directors in planning for returning to school this fall. Click here for a list of resources to help plan rehearsals and the rehearsal environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. This list will be updated as more resources become available.

Save the Date: NSBA State Jazz 2021

As many of us begin to put together our schedule for the next school year, I wanted to make sure that you had this date on your calendar as well.  The 2021 NSBA Jazz Festival will be held on Friday, April 9th and 10th and will be hosted by Kearney High School.  
We would love to see you at the 2021 NSBA Jazz Festival!  Please be on the lookout for important information and registration to be coming out in the future.

 E-Learning Ideas

I hope that you are all well, and coping well with your changing teaching environments and situations.
We have been working on a way for NSBA members to brainstorm and share our ideas for how to adjust our teaching with the circumstances around the COVID-19 virus.  Although all of our scenarios are different, as are our districts' approaches to this situation, I invite you to share your ideas with the membership.  If you want to provide your contact information (in case someone would like to get a hold of you regarding your idea) you may, thought it's not required.
Two links:
Also, Dan Masters from the NSAA provided us with copyright information, as laid out by the NFHS.  Click here to read their copyright advice.
Again, please stay well, and I hope you share some of your ideas!

2020 Marching Registration Now Open!

The link is now up and running for you to register for the 2020 NSBA Season! Register for any of the Sanctioned Shows and the State Contest/Festival. Hope to see you next season.


59th NSBA Convention Information

Click Here for Convention Information

Convention Session Handouts

2020-2021 Membership

Click here to become a member of NSBA.

NSBA Membership runs March 1, 2020-February 28, 2021.

Brian Anderson Inducted into NMEA Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dr. Brian Anderson who joins prestigious company in the Hall of Fame!

Read more about Brian, an NSBA Past President and his career here.

2019 State Marching Band Results