NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

8th Grade All-State - January 6, 2024
Convention - February 29 - March 2, 2024
State Concert Band Festival - March 27 (University of Nebraska Omaha)
State Concert Band Festival - March 28 (Kearney)
State Jazz Festival - April 11-12, 2024



Exhibits / Sponsor Coordinator

Matt SheppardMatt Sheppard
Westside Community Schools


Matt Sheppard taught band for 30 years in Nebraska schools A life-long Nebraska resident, Matt started his teaching career in Grand Island, where he taught at Grand Island Northwest High School (1988-1997) and Grand Island Senior High School (1997-2000). He spent nine years in the Millard Public Schools, serving students at Millard North High School, Millard West High School and several MPS elementary schools before finishing his career at Westside Middle School.

Matt and his wife, Barb, are Tour Directors for the Nebraska Ambassadors of Music. Matt has served on the board of the Nebraska State Music Educators Association as Chair of Auditions and Chair of Band Affairs. Matt returns to the NSBA Board, having previously served as Public Relations Chair, Middle Level Chair, and President (1995-1996). Matt is also Past-President of the Nebraska chapter of Phi Beta Mu.

Mr. Sheppard is an active clinician and adjudicator of concert band, marching band and solo/ensemble festivals in the region. Matt is a church musician and performs with the Prague (NE) Czech Brass Band, Nebraska Czech Brass Band (Omaha) and is a charter member of the Nebraska Brass Band (NEBB).