NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

60th Annual Virtual Convention - March 6, 2021
Virtual Concert Band Festival - March 31, 2021
Virtual Jazz Festival - April 9-10, 2021

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State Jazz Festival

2021 Virtual State Jazz Festival Dates: April 9th and 10th, 2021.

Registration is open and can be found at: https://nsbma.formstack.com/forms/2021statejazzfestival. The 2021 discounted entry fee is $100.

This year, the NSBA State Jazz Festival will 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 2021 State Jazz Festival will be an experience that encourages and celebrates the music-making happening in each of our state’s programs – however it looks.

Please review the Festival Letter to see a list of possible performance components for this year's Jazz Festival.  It is not required to complete a performance, and in those instances, the clinic will be lengthened and will include a discussion of musical expression, improvisation, equality in music, composition, ensemble playing, general Q/A, etc.

Congratulations to Elkhorn South Parkway Jazz
2019 Sweepstakes winners!

2019 NSBA State Jazz Festival Results