NSBA - Nebraska State Bandmasters Association

Upcoming Dates

State Marching Contest - October 23, 2021
8th Grade All-State - January 15, 2022
Convention - March 3-5, 2022
State Concert Band Festival - April 6, 2022
State Jazz Festival - April 8-9, 2022

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Suggested Literature

2017 NSBA Recommended Music List

You can sort each table by Composer/Arranger, Composition, Publisher, and Grade. Just click/tap on the column header! These links are best viewed on a computer/mobile device and not printed. Scroll down for printable PDFs of the 2017 list.

Core Repertoire for All Grade Levels


Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6


Marches

The following files are PDFs (non-sortable) and are suitable for printing.

Recommended Music List Entire Book

Recommended Music List Preface from the Committee

Letter from Stan Johnson, Committee Chairman

1995-2017 Recommended Music List Committee Members

Core Repertoire for All Grade Levels

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Marches

Complete List (Grade 1-6 & Marches)

NSBA Commissioned Works

Since this is a living document, the next publication of the Recommended Music List will be in 2022. It will include a list of music for small bands/limited instrumentation.


Suggested Solo Literature

Flute Solo
Oboe Solo
Bassoon Solo
Clarinet Solo
Alto Clarinet Solo
Bass Clarinet Solo
Alto Sax Solo
Tenor Sax Solo
Trumpet/Cornet Solo
French Horn Solo
Trombone Solo
Baritone/Euphonium Solo
Tuba Solo
Snare Drum Solo
Marimba Solo
Timpani Solo


Suggested Small Ensemble Literature (duets, trios, etc)

Flute Ensembles
Oboe Ensembles
Bassoon Ensembles
Clarinet Ensembles
Saxophone Ensembles
Trumpet Ensembles
Horn Ensembles
Trombone Ensembles
Woodwind Quintets
Brass Quintets
Miscellaneous Woodwind Ensembles
Low Brass Ensembles
Percussion Ensembles


NSBA Conventions

Click here for all music performed at NSBA Conventions!