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



NSBA Executive Board - Immediate Past President

Emiley Bond

Brandi Kawula

Lewis & Clark Middle School, Bellevue


Brandi Kawula started her career as an elementary band instructor for Bellevue Public Schools in 2004.  She now serves as the Director of Bands at Lewis & Clark Middle School and the 6-12 Instrumental Music Curriculum Coordinator.  Mrs. Kawula coordinates various Bellevue Public School band activities; such as the 6th grade Saturday Band program, Band Day, and Solo & Ensemble Festivals.  She student taught under Ann Davis and Rex Barker before receiving her undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2004.  She went on to receive her Masters in Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 2007, and a Master’s of Science in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction from Peru State College in 2016.  In 2010 Mrs. Kawula received the Jack R. Snider Young Band Director’s Award.  She served as Membership Chair for NSBA from 2014-2020.  Her band has been featured during NSBA’s 2009, 2015, and 2019 Spring Convention.  Outside of teaching, Brandi stays very active with her four children Jonathan, David, Gabe, and Izzy and is the proud owner of Dogalicious Dog Treats.