NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

Convention - March 2-4, 2023
8th Grade All-State - January 7, 2023
State Concert Band Festival - March 29, 2023
State Jazz Festival - April 13-14, 2023



State Jazz Festival

The NSBA State Jazz Festival will take place on Friday, April 8th and Saturday, April 9th 2022.  This year's festival will be held at the Merryman Performing Arts Center in Kearney, NE, and will be hosted by Kearney High School.

The competition portion of the event for all High School classes will run on Friday, April 8th.  The competition portion of the event for all Middle School Bands will run on Saturday, April 9th.  Any band is able to register to participate as a festival band on either Friday, April 8th or Saturday, April 9th, and receive a divisional rating without entering into the competition. All performances will receive 25-minute performance followed by a 25-minute clinic with a world-renowned jazz educator. 

The Entry Fee to participate in the State Jazz Festival is $175. Only director(s) that are members of NSBA are eligible to participate in the State Jazz Festival. Please complete one entry for each ensemble you plan to register.  To register for the event, please click the following link: