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 - Public Relations Chair

Marques EckhoffMarques Eckhoff
Bellevue West High School


Marques Eckhoff is currently the Co-Director of Bands at Bellevue West High School and has served in that role since 2017. Marques has been associated with the Bellevue West High School band program in various roles for 13 years. In that time, Bellevue West’s band program has performed and achieved success at NSBA and NMEA conventions, local and regional jazz competitions, regional and national marching band, indoor percussion and winds, and winter guard competitions. The marching band is a consistent finalist at Music for All regionals and super regionals, including a second place finish at the Midland, Texas Bands of America Regional. 

Marques received his Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and his Music Education degree from the University of Nebraska in 2006. 

Marques has served as the President and Vice President of Heartland Winter Arts Association. He is an active arranger, clinician, and adjudicator in the area. Marques is an active member of NMEA, NSBA, and Percussive Arts Society. He proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks and mallets, Remo drum heads, and Ziljdian cymbals. 

Marques currently resides in Bellevue with his wife Krista and 3 year old twins Cadence and Alexander. He enjoys taking his family to the zoo and as much golf as his wife allows.