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



Exhibits / Sponsor Coordinator

Matt Sheppard

Westside Community Schools

Spring Convention Coordinator

Barb Mock

Travel With Barb

60th NSBA Convention

March 6, 2021 | Online

Convention Printable Schedule


Saturday, March 6

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 - "Filling the Tank" With Awareness and Availability - Michael Haithcock

1:15 p.m. Annual Business Meeting

2:30 p.m. Phi Beta Mu Business Meeting