NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

State Marching Contest - October 23, 2021
8th Grade All-State - January 15, 2022
Convention - March 3-5, 2022
State Concert Band Festival - April 6, 2022
State Jazz Festival - April 8-9, 2022



Wednesday, April 6, 2022

State Concert Band Festival

2022 Virtual State Concert Band Festival Date: April 6, 2022.

Registration will open October 1, 2021!

The annual NSBA State Concert Band Festival provides a non-competitive environment that serves all levels of ensembles in the state of Nebraska—middle school, high school, and college/university groups. NSBA recognizes the unique situations currently facing bands across the state due to COVID-19; the 2022 State Concert Band Festival will be an experience that encourages and celebrates the music-making happening in each of our state’s programs – however it looks. Typically, the festival includes a performance component followed by a clinic, however ensembles are not limited to that format for the 2022 SCBF.

For 2022, participating schools are not required to submit a performance for the event (a non-exhaustive list of possible performance components may be found in the Festival Letter). In these instances, the clinic will be elongated to facilitate musical discussions on topics that may include including arranging/composition, ensemble musicianship, leadership, equity in music, concert programming discussions, general Q&A, and other topics of interest.

Please direct all questions to NSBA Concert Band Chair Dr. David Bohnert.