Agenda for NSBA Executive Board Meeting

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					                                                      Board Reports
                                               NSBA Annual Business Meeting
                                                      March 3, 2007
                                                        9:00 a.m.
                                                  Embassy Suites Hotel


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2006 General Business Meeting Minutes ..…………………………………………………………………………….2

President .............................................................................................................................................................. 6

Treasurer ............. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………7

President-Elect ..................................................................................................................................................... 9

Past President .................................................................................................................................................... 10

Membership Chair .............................................................................................................................................. 11

Public Relations Chair………………………………………………………………………………...........................12

Middle School Chair……………………………………………………………………………………………………..12

Marching Band Chair ......................................................................................................................................... 13

Concert Band Chair ............................................................................................................................................ 15

Exhibit Chair ....................................................................................................................................................... 16

Awards Chair ...................................................................................................................................................... 17

Web Master ........................................................................................................................................................ 18
NSBA General Business Meeting
Westbrook Music Building - UNL
Lincoln, Nebraska
Saturday, March 4, 2006
The meeting was called to order by President Dick Marolf at 9:04 a.m.

Next followed the reading of the minutes from last year’s General Meeting. Keith Byrkit made a motion to accept and it was
seconded by Dick Keiser. Motion Passed.

BOARD REPORTS

President - Dick Marolf
Dick spoke with the membership about his philosophy. He suggested that as educators, we need to not just settle for playing
notes. We need to make sure our students produce quality, beautiful music on a daily basis with less emphasis on winning
trophies. Dick thanked the board and members at large for allowing him to serve NSBA as their president.

President Elect - Jim Schulz
Jim encouraged the membership to be willing to serve on the board if asked. He appreciated the willingness of everyone he asked
to run for office this year.

Next year, this convention will be at the Embassy Suites Hotel. Our contract with the Holiday Inn expired in 2006. Both the
display area and conference rooms will be in the Embassy Suites ballroom. The Intercollegiate band will still be located at
Westbrook Music Building. Jim encouraged the membership to stay at the Embassy Suites to maximize the benefits to the NSBA
organization. The hotel features a free hospitality area from 5-7 in the evening and a free breakfast is included, as well.

Also included in Jim’s report was a comparison of professional dues of other organizations within the state of Nebraska.

Jim gave an update on the plans for the Summer Convention in Columbus. The water park is supposed to be open by this
summer. He also mentioned that this is the 150th anniversary of the city of Columbus. He hoped that by adding sessions other
than just for marching band, it would encourage other directors to attend.

NSBA members are encouraged to mention NSBA when making room reservations at both Columbus and the Embassy Suites so
we can fill our block of rooms and honor our part of the contract.

Past President - Cathy Keiser
Cathy thanked all who sent in tapes for consideration as a performing group. Please send them in for next year. She would like to
see more tapes submitted. Directors can use Contest or Spring Concert tapes as well as recordings anytime up until the deadline.
She also thanked the membership for attending the displays.

Cathy encouraged the membership to get involved; not only on the board but that members are also needed to serve on
committees. She thanked board and membership for the opportunity to serve as NSBA president and said that she had enjoyed
every minute of it!

Secretary - Sarah Boeka
Sarah thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve as secretary. She stated that she has enjoyed the friendships she has made as
well as learning about the operation of the Executive Board and the issues it deals with.

Treasurer - Joann Couton
Joann stated that the hot pink handout represented the money coming in and going out for the past year. She also pointed out that
we are about $3000 less than where we were last year at this time

Bill Winkle made a motion, seconded by Brian Anderson to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Motion passed.

Membership - Jeff Mount
Jeff pointed out that the same number pre registered for this year’s convention as for last year. (200)

Chris Tucker mentioned that the Intercollegiate members paid $1 to be included as student members of NSBA. They are not
reflected on Jeff’s report. Deb Jenkins suggested that we should have them fill out membership forms. They should be put in the
membership data base for one year as student members.


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Public Relations - Carola Winkle
Carola thanked Roger Thaden for helping her with technology. She had no additions to her report.

Marching Band - Byron Braasch
Byron reported that there were 49 at the marching band meeting on Friday. The Sites for next fall’s competition will be: Classes
A, B, C & D at UNK and Class AA at Seacrest Field.

The bid for the video contract was accepted from Moran. Bands are encouraged to participate this year. Byron suggested that
directors email him with their intention to compete so that they will be sure to receive the information in the fall.

Concert Band - Michelle Bluford
Twelve bands will participate in this year’s Concert Band Festival at UNO. This is down due to it being an ACT test weekend.
Normally we have 17 or 18 bands participating.
Michelle thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve the past 6 years as Secretary and Concert Band Chair.

Awards Chair - Larry Rathbun
Larry stated that his report stands as is

He thanked everyone for the opportunity to serve as Awards Chair. He stated that NSBA is a wonderful organization that has
given him a lot in his twelve years of teaching. He was happy to be able to give back to the organization.

Exhibits - Marilyn Godby
Marilyn pointed out that almost 80 people were present at this meeting and thanked them for coming.

She reported that two paid exhibitors were not present at the convention. Jay’s music (Mike Hogan) was absent due to health
problems and All American Fund Raising did not show up.

The Music Dealers will meet later to decide how to disperse the money for scholarships.
There were many new exhibitors this year. She thanked Cathy Keiser for contacting them. Marilyn also stated that the exhibitors
are excited about moving to the Embassy Suites for next year. She would appreciate the support of the membership to make this
one year trial period work for NSBA.

A member asked if we had held the displays on only one day in the past. Marilyn explained that we had and that there was not
enough traffic in the display area on the half day they used to be open on Saturdays.

Middle School Chair - Chris Johnson
Chris thanked everyone who sent in audition tapes for 8th Grade Allstate. He thought the performance was fantastic. He also
encouraged everyone to submit tapes. There were approximately 400 tapes submitted this year and he would like to see that
number go up in the future.

Webmaster - Dave Young
Dave reported that his new position has been a struggle to learn but he has enjoyed it. He likes challenges!

The Solo/Ensemble list will be put online by instrument.

Dave also requested programs of concerts given in Nebraska to put online so others can see what music is being played. He
would also like suggestions for any interesting links that might be included on our site.

Carola will take pictures after the meeting of the class reps to put online. Dave also requested that any Past Presidents, who have
not had their picture taken, do so after today’s meeting.

Roger Thaden asked if we could include web addresses in the directory (membership manual). These could be added to the
membership forms. No action was taken.

CLASS REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS

Class AA-Frank Ibero
Frank reported that they discussed the possibility of adding another class in Marching Bands (AAA) or the possibility of tweaking
the numbers as there are so many competing in AA now.

Class A - Curtis Forsch


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Class A explored the idea of having a jazz band festival for Classes A, B, C & D to help the smaller schools interested in jazz
competition. Evan Lee (Norris) will be the Representative for next year.

Class B - John Furrow
Class B talked about the website and reported that they thought Dave had done a great job. They also discussed having a Class B
Allstate Band similar to what is being done in Class C and D. Keith and John will be in charge of looking into this.

Class C - Sandy Murphy
Sandy will now be the Representative. She reported that eight people were at their meeting, and that four were new first year
teachers.

Class D West & East- Stan Johnson
Stan was not able to attend the meeting due to a pep band performance for the state basketball tournament. Not many attended
but Duane DeVries and Stan will continue as the Representatives. Class D Allstate will be at UNK and Dr. Crocker will direct.
This is the 20th anniversary and the concert will be held on March 18th at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Crocker wrote a piece in honor of the
20th anniversary called “Dancing With The Light”. It is approximately a grade 3 1/2. 35 schools had students chosen to be in
the bands.

Middle level - Dan Irvin
The Eighth Grade Allstate was discussed in their meeting. It was pointed out that auditions on CD’s will be accepted as long as
they are submitted on CD-R format.
During the meeting, there was a report from Jim Schulz about what will be offered for middle level directors at the Summer
Convention. They also looked at the new website and discussed what might be added to the middle school link.

They discussed the Scott Middle School website and recommend that others contact Dave to get linked on the site. He would like
to see individual school websites included in our directory.

College/University - Erica Neidlinger
The college directors discussed revamping the system of the Intercollegiate Band including how it is organized, the timeline, etc.

Sam Zitek will be the new representative.

Past President’s Council - Brian Anderson
Brian reported that the Past Presidents had their normal 7 a.m. breakfast meeting. He thanked Duane Johnson and Bob Maag for
their work on the History Book. He also reported that there was some concern about the lack of nominations for the Jack Snider
Award.

Deb Jenkins reported that the nominating process for the Jack Snider Award has been changed. It is now similar to the Donald
Lentz award. Experienced teachers need to nominate and collect letters of recommendation and send them to Deb. She
encouraged experienced directors to be looking at those new teachers and could even start the process this spring. She said that
great people are being overlooked. People always list being a recipient of that award as something they are very proud of.

OLD BUSINESS

History Book Presentation
Duane Johnson reported that it had been a privilege to do the book. It was very meaningful to them. His one regret is that they
may have missed something but they did the best they possibly could. He said that he noticed how strong the Executive Boards
have been and the leadership that NSBA has had over the years. He appreciated reading the minutes and discovering everything.

Bob Maag reported that this had been a labor of love. He also thanked the membership for the Distinguished Service Award.
Everyone should read about the history. It’s important to know where we came from. He showed a book by Donald Lentz and
Bob Olsen that was used as one of their sources. It is in our archives and can be checked out. Everyone, by being at this NSBA
meeting is involved in NSBA History 101.

The books are available for sale and should be in the libraries of every school. Everyone should have received one in their packet.
A question was asked about what is being done in the way of continuing this project?? Could it be put on our website and be a
living document? Duane reported that the printer is keeping everything intact so that it could be updated.

Forms availability
There was also discussion on Website forms versus printed forms in the manual. The membership directory does not include
these forms. They have been put on the website.


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Concerning the nominations for the Jack Snider Award, it was pointed out that the number of years of teaching service are listed
in our Membership Directory

NEW BUSINESS

New Candidates
President Elect: Stan Johnson, Shickley High School and Dr. Neal Schnoor, UNK
         Eric Fahrlander made the motion to close nominations. Rick Mitchell seconded. Motion passed.

Secretary: Becky Wilhelm, Norris Middle School and Marla Janak, Platteview High School
         Roger Thaden made a motion to close nominations. Phil Fahrlander seconded. Motion passed

Concert Band Chair: Dr. Carolyn Barber, UNL and Dr. Erica Neidlinger, UNO
        Betsy Kallstrom made the motion to close nominations. Keith Byrkit seconded. Motion passed.

Awards Chair: Andy Walters, Papillion-LaVista High School and Bryan Regier, McCook High School
       Roger Thaden made the motion to close nominations. Keith Byrkit seconded. Motion passed.

Motion to accept the slate of officers was made by Rick Mitchell and seconded by Tom Jaworski. Motion passed.

Change in By-Laws
Raising Dues
Dick Marolf reported that it was unconstitutional to raise the annual dues without a vote of the membership. Joann Couton said
that 11% of our budget comes from our dues with the remainder coming from the marching contest that we host. We are
currently $3000 less than last year. She would like to see our dues raised $10 per year.

Dick Keiser made a motion to ratify the board’s mistake. Second by Tom Jaworski.

Mark Jones moved that we raise the current dues for annual membership to the Nebraska Sate Bandmasters Association to $35.
Seconded by Keith Byrkit

Rick Mitchell questioned if $35 was enough? Linda Donohue said that other Nebraska organizations charge a lot more. Would
we be wise to raise it more than $35? Mark Jones amended his motion to raise the dues to $50 per year. Seconded by Eric
Fahrlander. This would be effective for the year beginning 2007.

There was a brief discussion on affordability of members that were not present at this meeting. The board reported that they had
discussed the timing of both raising the annual dues and moving to the Embassy Suites which will both will increase the cost for
next year.

A vote was called for and taken by a show of hands. 53 were needed to pass this motion.
57 were in favor.
Motion passed.

Dues for 1st year teachers will still be waived.

Change in fiscal year-end
President Dick Marolf made a motion to change our bylaws to read: The fiscal year of the Corporation shall end on the last day
of the month of February annually. Seconded by Chris Tucker. Motion passed.

Dick also struck the item concerning the middle level chair from the agenda. Everything will stay the same as it is now.

Change of Presidency
Dick then presented plaques to the retiring board members: Michelle, Cathy, Sarah and Larry. He thanked them for their service
to NSBA. Cathy was given her gavel as Past President and then Dick officially passed the gavel to Jim Schulz as our new NSBA
President. Jim thanked Dick for serving as President and gave him his Past President’s pin.

Gary Davis made a motion to adjourn. Tom Jaworski seconded. Motion passed. The meeting was adjourned at 10:32 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Sarah Boeka
Secretary


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PRESIDENT BOARD REPORT
1. I would like to thank all of the clinicians, presenters and panel members for sharing their expertise and insight with our
members this year. I wasn’t turned down by anyone I asked to present. Be sure to let Neal know if you have suggestions for next
year’s convention.

2. We will need feedback from members about the Embassy Suites as a site for this convention. The Embassy is willing to sign a
longer contract. I am going to recommend to the board that we hold at least one more convention here to get a better feel for the
finances, unless the members tell us otherwise. This seems to be an excellent venue for our convention.

3. We need to keep improving our network of communication between the board and members. Every time I sent out emails I got
at least a half dozen or so returned for various reasons. Please do your best to make sure that we always have your correct contact
information. You guys do have to clean out your email boxes every so often. 

4. As some of you know, we added an event on Friday evening before the NSBA 8 th grade all-state honor band this year. The
Great Platte River Road Archway Museum opened up its doors especially for honor band members, families and directors for 3
hours on Friday night. I was hoping that we might have 25-30 people attend this first year. I am very pleased to announce that
over 60 people visited the museum and were treated to re-enactments and refreshments throughout the evening. This means that
NSBA played an important role in getting more than 60 people to visit a museum showing life on the plains. A big thanks to
Annabel Zikmund and the museum volunteers for a warm welcome on a cold snowy evening. Also I’d like to offer a special
thanks to Pallas Music of Kearney who provided coffee and hot chocolate. I’d like to see this event continued.

5. It was really great to spend a couple of hours with Jack Snider during the video taping of his interview last month. Thanks to
Brian Anderson who was instrumental in getting this project past the talking stages. Also, thanks to Beta Phi Mu for their help in
the project. Tributes like this first one could be on going project as we continue to get an historical prospect on the history of
NSBA and bands in Nebraska.

6. As I am finishing my term as President of this organization, I challenge the organization and our members to always be pleased
with progress but never be satisfied with the status quo. To constantly review our policies, teaching philosophies and strategies to
make sure they reflect the changes in our students. Every day we work with young people gives us another opportunity to “get it
right”.

7. I would like to thank the board for the countless hours they have contributed to the organization. You have represented our
membership well.


8. Finally, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve this organization – it has been challenging, yet enjoyable. I have
enjoyed working with my colleagues and have had the opportunity to get to know more of you from across the state. I have
appreciated the opportunity to give back to this organization.

Respectfully submitted,
Jim Schulz
President




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    TREASURER BOARD REPORT
MARCH CONVENTION                           March 2006    CONCERT BAND FESTIVAL                   April 2006   MARCHING BAND CONTEST                  October 2006

Registrations                               3,227.00     Entry Fees - 12 @ $125.00               1,500.00     Entry Fees - 60 @ 125.00                  7,500.00
Banquet Tickets                             1,728.00     Program Ads                               100.00     Gate Receipts - Seacrest @ $6 / $4       23,527.25
Luncheons                                     380.00                           Total Income      1,600.00                    UNK @ $6 / $4              9,689.00
Displayer's Tables & Electrical             4,820.00                                                          Medals                                     875.00
NMDEA Dues                                    275.00     Judge's Fees                            1,200.00     Photography                               4,000.00
Scholarship & Other Donations                 800.00     Judge's Expenses                          717.20     Video                                      530.00
Intercollegiate Fees                          216.00     Lodging                                   460.10     T-Shirts                                  2,500.00
Start-up Cash                                 250.00     Plaques                                   362.73                           Total Income       48,621.25
                           Total Income    11,696.00     Program Printing                          238.56
                                                         Other Expenses                            287.17     Trophies / Plaques                        2,961.81
Start-up Cash                                 250.00                        Total Expenses       3,265.76     Medals & Ribbons                          2,196.77
Facility Use Fee & Student Workers          1,769.75                                                          Judges expenses                          15,892.75
Plaques, Awards, Committees                 1,167.76                                 Net Loss    (1,665.76)   Site expenses - Seacrest                  4,829.09
Intercollegiate Director Fee                1,250.00                                                                         UNK                        2,753.35
Scholarships                                1,350.00     SUMMER CONVENTION                        July 2006   Officer expenses                           749.24
Video of Honor Bands                          450.00                                                          Breakfast meeting                          273.01
Banquet, Social Hours, Entertainment        3,941.82     Registration                            1,050.00     Miscellaneous - Ambulance                  526.50
Luncheons                                     435.00     Student Leadership                      1,300.00                         Total Expense        30,182.52
Table Rentals                               1,149.18     BBQ/Lunch tickets sold                    389.00
NMDEA Dues                                    275.00     Start-up Cash                             150.00                               Net Gain       18,438.73
NSBA Directories                              612.00     Miscellaneous                             109.80
Donuts & Coffee                               476.32                              Total Income   2,998.80     8TH GRADE ALL-STATE BAND               January 2007
Programs, Board Reports & Handouts            851.16
Officer Expenses, Lodging                   5,069.92     Start-up Cash                             150.00     Audition Fees - 397 @ $5.00               1,985.00
Clinician Fee, Expenses, Lodging            2,376.12     Clinician Fees / Expenses               4,284.05     Participation Fees - 82 @ $25.00          2,050.00
                          Total Expenses   21,424.03     Golf Prizes & Trophy                      103.28                             Total Income      4,035.00
                                                         Friday BBQ                                436.00
                              Net Loss      (9,728.03)   Friday / Saturday Lunch                   866.25     Tape Judges Fees                           515.00
                                                         Board Rooms, Mileage, Expenses,         3,412.06     Honor Band Lunch                           537.35
                                                         Convention Rooms, Refreshments          1,189.00     Clinician Fee and Expenses                 626.24
                                                         Miscellaneous                             200.00     Music Purchase                             353.99
                                                         Extra Board Night & meal                  778.19     T-Shirts                                   572.48
                                                                               Total Expense     11,418.83    Site Assistance                            200.00
                Respectfully Submitted,                                                                       Mailings                                   864.52
                Joann M. Couton                                                      Net Loss    (8,420.03)   Program Printing                           199.79
                NSBA Treasurer                                                                                Officer Expenses                           560.32
                                                                      Boot Camp Expenses          (887.31)                        Total Expenses        4,429.69

                                                                                                                                        Net Loss         (394.69)
Total of all assets for 5 previous years:

                             January, 2002      January, 2003     January, 2004     January, 2005     January, 2006   January, 2007
Money Market for MBC           30,066.47          30,047.03         30,006.50         30,000.00         30,000.00       30,000.00
ICHB Commission CD              2,144.92           3,214.02          4,225.98          5,335.02          1,006.81        2,081.09
Travel Funds CD                25,000.00          25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00       10,000.00
8HB Commission CD               1,039.47           2,079.80          3,106.95          1,000.93          2,029.97        3,145.65
Checking Account               24,617.98          23,856.64         33,667.46         25,473.73         20,153.83       21,388.08
                               82,868.84          84,197.49         96,006.89         86,809.68         78,190.61       66,614.82



                               March, 2002       March, 2003       March, 2004       March, 2005       March, 2006
Money Market for MBC           30,033.14         30,070.23         30,006.71         30,000.00         30,000.00
ICHB Commission CD              2,144.92          3,214.02          4,295.53          5,395.31          1,006.81
Travel Funds CD                25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00
8HB Commission CD               1,039.47          2,079.80          3,135.82          1,004.27          2,029.97
Checking Account               30,756.79         30,011.14         18,998.76         23,257.25         21,842.09
                               88,974.32         90,375.19         81,436.82         84,656.83         79,878.87



                                 July, 2002        July, 2003        July, 2004        July, 2005        July, 2006
Money Market for MBC            30,000.00         30,020.00         30,026.64         30,000.00         30,000.00
ICHB Commission CD               2,052.56          4,255.98          5,335.02          1,011.91          3,043.63
Travel Funds CD                  3,171.92          3,106.95          4,164.65                            2,013.59
8HB Commission CD               25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         10,000.00
Checking Account                11,390.59         15,722.43          3,726.00         13,860.52         19,227.63
                                71,615.07         78,105.36         68,252.31         69,872.43         64,284.85



                           November, 2002     November, 2003    November, 2004    November, 2005    November, 2006
Money Market for MBC           30,022.52          30,006.50     CD 30,000.00          30,000.00         30,000.00
ICHB Commission CD              3,171.92           4,225.98          5,335.02          1,000.00          2,035.68
Travel Funds CD                 2,052.56           3,106.95          1,000.93          2,016.25          3,077.02
8HB Commission CD                                 25,000.00         25,000.00         25,000.00         10,000.00
Checking Account                29,107.88         37,996.57         23,432.67         23,278.91         19,964.57
                                64,354.88        100,336.00         84,768.62         81,295.16         65,077.27
PRESIDENT-ELECT BOARD REPORT
1. I am pleased to present an outstanding slate of candidates for the Executive Board and extend my sincere
   appreciation to each for their willingness to serve NSBA.

        President-Elect:         Larry Rathbun, Omaha & RJ Metteer, Lincoln
        Treasurer:               Joann Couton, Wahoo
        Middle Level/Jr. High:   Dan Irvin, Omaha & John Schultz, Grand Island
        Public Relations:        Erin Beave, Hastings & Michael Schlake, Overton

2. The 2007 NSBA Summer Workshop will be held at the New World Inn, Columbus and we have an excellent
   lineup of presenters/sessions including:
   Larry Clark: Composer/VP of Instrumental Music, Carl Fischer Music (Sponsored by J.W. Pepper) will lead
       the reading band on Saturday morning and present 2 sessions on Friday -- Making Musical Connections
       and Teach Musicianship from Day One
   Gary Davis: Developing “Powerhouse” Brass
   Glenn Nierman: Assessment in Music Performance
   Byron Braasch: Show Concept/Design to Rehearsal Strategies
   Teresa Schnoor: The Band Whisperer – Be the Pack Leader in Your Classroom
   David Young: Selecting/Arranging Music to Maximize Your Band’s Potential
   Brad Weber & Deneil Parker: Elementary/MS/HS Program Organization & Communication
   Frank Troyka: Effective Rehearsals & Student Leadership Workshop
   Gail Carpenter-Johnson: Boot Camp for Young Directors
   Middle Level Sharing Sessions: New Middle Level/Jr. High Chair Presiding
   Jazz Band Reading Session (Th Evening): RJ Metteer presiding
   Concert Band Reading Session (Sat. from 8:30-Noon): Erica Neidlinger presiding with Larry Clark

3. Future Summer Convention – Contract with New World Inn expires in 2007 and we need to consider future
   options in the coming months.

4. March Convention 2008
     Board will evaluate move to Embassy Suites in 2007, weigh benefits/costs, and determine feasibility for 2008.
     “Headliners” for the convention sponsored by Alfred Publishing include:
       o Steve Houghton – renowned percussionist/jazz drummer (Thurs. evening concert and 2 clinics on Friday)
       o Kevin Mixon – specialist and author in instrumental music and special needs learners (2 clinics on Friday)

5. Goals as I look toward my term as president in 2007-2008:
   -   Enhance instrumental concert, jazz, & chamber music teaching/performance/opportunities Nebraska
   -   Gain clearer understanding of near-term and long-term financial health of our organization
   -   Empower and support each board member to enhance each aspect of our organization with fiscal
       responsibility – everything we do is “valued”, but we need to consider benefit/cost relationship
   -   Build on positive relationships with NMEA, state music affiliates, NSAA, etc. to enhance musical opportunities
       for instrumental students and directors.
   -   Encourage active membership, listen to input and represent the views of members throughout our state

In closing, it has been a privilege to serve our membership with the outstanding members of the 2006-2007 Executive
Board and I look forward to the positive contributions of our newly elected officers. I urge you to be active in our
organization, to share your views with the board, and be open to serve in a leadership position. At times, we can be
our own worst enemies – arguing over details that divide us while ignoring larger threats from poor legislation,
scheduling, budget cuts, teacher attrition, and inadequate numbers of new directors entering our profession, etc. We
are bonded together by our love of music and teaching, and from this foundational understanding of one another, we
will continue the important work of enhancing instrumental music education in our state.

Respectfully submitted,
Neal Schnoor, Ph.D.
President-Elect

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PAST PRESIDENT BOARD REPORT
1. Invitations to display at the 2007 NSBA March Convention were mailed out to exhibitors that attended the 2006 NSBA
Convention and others selected from the NMEA Exhibitors’ database supplied by Marilyn Godby. After the January 20 th
deadline I personally contacted 15 exhibitors that usually participate in the March convention but had not returned contracts.
Marilyn Godby will report on the final number of exhibitors in her board report. I would like to thank Marilyn for all of the work
she has done to make the display area such a professional environment. Marilyn is such a positive ambassador for NSBA. Be
sure to support our exhibitors by spending time “and money” at their booths!

2. The displays will be open on Friday, March 2nd from 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. & from 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in the Embassy
Suites Hotel. Coffee will be provided in the display area on Friday morning and the hallway outside of the annual meeting room
on Saturday morning. There will not be any food served in the display area this year.

3. On December 27th the NSBA Convention Performance Committee met to select six groups for the March 2007 convention. I
would like to thank all of the schools that sent in tapes/CDs for consideration to perform at our convention. There were a total of
23 auditioning ensembles. The groups were chosen by “blind audition” with the committee being told what school size was
represented on the tape/CD. The breakdown of the auditioning groups was as follows:
         Middle School = 5
         High School = 12 (nine class AA, one class A, one class B and one class C, one class D)
         College/University = 2
         Jazz Band = 2 (two high school; one A, one AA)
         Community Band = 2

The following groups were chosen to perform at the 2007 convention:
         Millard West High School Wind Ensemble
         Otte-Blair Middle School 6th Grade Band
         Kiewit Middle School 7th Grade Band
         Lincoln Southeast High School Jazz Ensemble
         Millard North High School Wind Ensemble
         Nebraska Wind Symphony

4. The Advocacy Committee is currently in a state of limbo since the governor has cut off funding for the Nebraskans for the
Arts. Quoting Joan Reist “the Governor has not only eliminated funding for an arts coordinator in the Department of Education,
he has eliminated the position altogether!” We will await further developments.

5. I would like to thank the members of the board of NSBA for all of their assistance, patience and support while serving NSBA.
In my opinion, we are blessed to have an extremely professional, creative and conscientious group serving our membership. It
has been a wonderful learning experience for me personally. I am honored to have served and humbled by the talent that we have
to draw from in our state. Further, I would heartily recommend that all members consider serving on the board if asked and
always feel welcome to voice your opinion and know that it will receive board review. Once again, thank you.

Respectfully submitted,
Dick Marolf
Past President




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MEMBERSHIP CHAIR BOARD REPORT

2006-2007 MEMBERSHIP REPORT
JULY WORKSHOP            2006                      2005     2004       2003
                         304                       209      269        313

NOVEMBER MEETING                  2006             2005     2004       2003
                                  319              271      277        334

JANUARY MEETING                   2007             2006     2005       2004
                                  342              312      307        335


                      MEMBERSHIP BREAKDOWN
CLASS         2006-07        2005-06       2004-05        2003-04
AA            53             47            50             47
A             24             21            18             16
B             28             31            30             29
C             39             46            41             49
D             22             23            24             18
E             17             20            17             23
F             3              4             4              4
J             40             40            46             46
R             51*            32            29             39
S             37**           7             7              27
U             18             22            22             21
X             10             21            17             16
____________________________________________________________________
Totals        342            312           307            335

E = Elementary
F = Friend
J = Middle School/Junior High
R = Retired
S = Student
U = College/University
X = Exhibitor

* We are presently updating the retired membership names.
** Includes members of the 2006 Collegiate Honor Band

Respectfully submitted,
Jeff Mount
Membership Chair




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PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR BOARD REPORT
Activities from March 2006 through March 2007:

        Sent press releases on NSBA conventions in 2006 & 2007 to communities of performing bands, officer candidates, and
         clinicians within Nebraska
        Arranged for board members to work at NSBA booths
        Prepared, transported, assembled, and dismantled display board for both conventions
        Up-dated public relations materials
        Completed board reports for 2006 year
        Sent congratulatory notes to NSBA members for publications in national journals and other specific individual notes
         (thanks yous, etc)
        Submitted pictures to NMEA Journal Editor following summer workshop, and NSBA conventions
        Assisted with publicity as needed by Marching Contest Chair, 8 th Grade All-State Chair, and Concert Band Festival
         Chair

It has been a pleasure to serve on the NSBA Board for the past three years. I have very much appreciated the opportunity to be
the public relations chair and I have welcomed many new friendships while sustaining old ones. Thank you for an enjoyable three
years on the NSBA Board as we all work toward the goal of making Better Bands for Nebraska.

Respectfully submitted,
Carola K. Winkle




MIDDLE SCHOOL CHAIR BOARD REPORT
I. 2007 NSBA 8th Grade All-State Band
         A. Event was held on Saturday, January 13 in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Nebraska – Kearney.
         B. Conductor was Ky Hascall from Park Hill, Missouri.
         C. Program consisted of:
                  1. Into the Sun by Ky Hascall – *2007 NSBA Commissioned Work
                  2. Loch Ness from “Monster Suite” by Ky Hascall
                  3. Gallant Marines by Karl King / Arr. By James Swearingen
                  4. River of the Ancients by Michael Sweeney
                  5. March Madness - Arr. by Mark Williams
II. Topics discussed at the 2007 8th Grade All-State Band Director’s Meeting:
         A. There was much discussion about comment sheets by judges.
                  It was noted how big a job it is for judges to write comments on every audition regardless of the quality of
                  player. It was suggested that judges not listen past the chromatic scale if this is not at a high enough caliber of
                  performance. Suggestions were made on new comment forms. Roger Thaden has begun the process of
                  designing a new comment form. Further discussion and trial is needed.
         B. Clarification was given on the new timeline for notification of results:
              1. Results will be emailed to directors approximately one week before NMEA convention in November.
              2. Complete results packets (including music, maps, video order form, and other relevant information) will be
                  available for directors at the NMEA convention in November.
              3. Results will NOT be posted on the NSBA website.
         C. Changes will be made to the snare audition.
III. 2008 NSBA 8th Grade All-State Band
         A. The date is set for Saturday, January 12, in the Fine Arts Building at the University of Nebraska - Kearney.
         B. Audition repertoire will be posted on the NSBA web site by April 28, 2007. Audition information will be mailed
              and/or posted on the NSBA website in early September 2007. Auditions must be postmarked October 12, 2007.
         C. The conductor for the 2008 8th Grade All-State Band is Sam Zitek.

Respectfully submitted,
Chris Johnson
Middle School Chair
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MARCHING BAND CHAIR BOARD REPORT
Highlights of the 2006 Contest

The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association’s State Marching Band Contest was held Saturday, Oct. 21. A total of 60 bands
competed at this years contest. (up 1 from 2005) 30 bands competed at the Class D, C, B, A site held at the University of
Nebraska-Kearney while 30 bands competed at the Class AA site held at Lincoln Seacrest Field. Results of the days contest are
as follows:


Class D (UNK Site)                                                 Class AA (Lincoln Seacrest Site)
Nemaha Valley             II                                       Lincoln Northeast       II
Chambers                  II                                       Lincoln East            II
                                                                   Papillion LaVista South II
Class C (UNK Site)                                                 Omaha South             III
Neligh-Oakdale            II                                       Lincoln Pius X          II
Kearney Catholic          III                                      Lincoln North Star      II
Hershey                   III                                      Millard South           II
Creighton                 III                                      Omaha Bryan             III
Fillmore Central          II                                       Lincoln High            I
David City Aquinas        II                                       Elkhorn                 I
                                                                   Hastings                II
Class B (UNK Site)                                                 Lexington               I
David City High           II                                       Omaha Burke             II
Fort Calhoun              II                                       Papillion LaVista       II
Syracuse                  II                                       Kearney                 II
Fairbury                  II                                       Columbus                II
Pierce                    II                                       Lincoln Southwest       II
Wayne                     II                                       North Platte            II
Holdrege                  II                                       Bellevue East           I
Bishop Neumann            II                                       Millard West            I
Hastings St. Cecilia      II                                       Omaha Benson            III
Platteview                I                                        Grand Island            II
Adams Central             II                                       Westside                I
Ashland Greenwood         II                                       Millard North           I
Minden                    I                                        Omaha Northwest         II
                                                                   Norfolk                 III
Class A (UNK Site)                                                 Bellevue West           I
York                      II                                       Ralston                 II
Aurora                    I                                        Omaha North             II
Plattsmouth               II                                       Lincoln Southeast       I
Grand Island Northwest    I
Waverly                   I
Alliance                  I
Seward                    I
Norris                    I
Schuyler                  II




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Average NSBA contest ratings over the past 10 years


                  AA             A            B             C         D
1996(57) 12,11,2,0(25) 0,10,1,0(11) 4,3,1,0(8)          1,4,3,0(8) 1,2,0,2(5)

1997(42) 12,5,0,0(17) 6,5,0,0(11) 1,3,1,0(5)            4,3,0,0(7) 1,1,0,0(2)

1998(60) 14,10,2,0(26) 6,4,1,0(11) 3,4,5,0(12) 0,3,3,0(6) 2,3,0,0(5)

1999(59) 10,14,0,0(24) 10,2,0,0(12) 3,6,1,0(10) 3,4,1,0(8) 3,1,1,0(5)

2000(63) 9,16,0,0(25) 6,7,1,0(14) 3,7,2,0(12) 2,6,2,0(10) 1,1,0,0(2)

2001(62) 14,12,1,0(27) 6,3,0,0(9)         5,9,1,0(15) 2,6,1,0(9) 1,0,1,0(2)

2002(60) 13,12,0,0(25) 9,0,0,0(9)         8,5,0,0(13) 1,8,0,0(9) 1,2,1,0(4)

2003(60) 18,10,0,0(28) 5,5,0,0(10) 3,10,0,0(13) 1,5,0,0(6) 1,1,1,0(3)

2004 (60) 14,15,0,0,(29) 9,0,0,0,(9) 6,9,1,0(14) 1,4,0,0(5) 0,2,1,0(3)

2005 (59) 15,14,1,0,(30) 5,3,0,0,(8) 7,6,0,0,(13) 1,3,1,0(5) 1,1,0,0(3)         1-CO
2006 (60) 9,17,4,0 (30) 6,3,0,0,(9) 2,11,0,0,(13) 0,3,3,0(6) 0,2,0,0(2)


20 year awards
Fillmore Central, Kearney, Omaha Benson, Omaha Bryan

Future Contests
    1. 2007 Contest date: Oct. 20, 2007 (third Saturday in Oct.)
        (NOT an ACT conflict but is a PSAT conflict)
        Competition Sites to be determined at Marching Band Meeting
    2. Future contest dates: Oct. 24, 2008

Respectfully submitted,
Byron Braasch
Marching Band Chair




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CONCERT BAND CHAIR BOARD REPORT
    1.   Date and Location for the 2007 Concert Band Festival:
         Saturday, April 14, 2007
         Strauss Recital Hall – UNO

    2.   Date and Location for the 2008 Concert Band Festival:
         Saturday, April 12, 2008
         Strauss Recital Hall – UNO

    3.   Clinicians for the 2007 Festival are:
         Larry MacTaggart, composer
         Dr. Amy Roisum-Foley -Director of Bands, Minnesota State University
         Dr. James Tully – Director of Bands, Coastal Carolina University

    4.   New this year - Middle School bands are welcome to participate

    5.   Performance recordings will be provided on CD and directors will also receive a videotape (VHS) of their clinic with an
         adjudicator.

    6.   At this time there are 15 bands scheduled:

         Anderson Middle School Select Concert Band
         Columbus High School Concert Band
         Columbus Middle School 8th Grade Band
         Elkhorn High School Symphonic Band
         Elkhorn High School Wind Ensemble
         Grand Island Central Catholic Concert Band
         Grand Island Senior High School Symphonic Band
         Hastings High School Symphonic Band
         Horizon Middle School 8th Grade Concert Band
         Millard North High School Symphonic Band
         Millard North High School Wind Ensemble
         Millard South High School Symphonic Band
         Millard South High School Wind Ensemble
         Omaha Central High School Symphonic Band
         Papillion-LaVista High School Wind Ensemble

Respectfully submitted,
Erica Neidlinger
Concert Band Chair




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EXHIBIT CHAIR BOARD REPORT
Regarding the exhibit preparation for the 46th Annual NSBA Convention, special thanks goes to Dick Marolf, NSBA
Past President, for sending out the exhibit contract and letter of invitation in December to prospective exhibitors.
Plus, after the January 20th deadline, he made several phone calls that resulted in an increase in the number of exhibit
booths in the exhibit venue. Thanks, Dick!
        It is important that the Past President continue to update the NSBA Exhibit Database each year. I will
continue to supply the Past President with the current NSBA & NMEA exhibit databases so that any
additions/changes might be updated “to the best of our ability.”
        Jeff Mount received the name badge list, and I also provided him with a list of the 2007 NSBA
Exhibit/Associate Members ($15.00 dues). A list of the companies/universities/colleges was sent in February to Jim
Schulz, NSBA President, for the NSBA Convention Program. Booth assignments for the exhibits in the Embassy
Suites Ballroom were completed during the week of February 12th, and diagrams were sent to Courtney Barr at the
Embassy Suites, United Rentals (for the booth signs) & Dick Marolf. All exhibit pre/post shipping continues to be
arranged directly with said exhibitors and United Rentals (Troy Johnson).
        Exhibit times for the 2007 Convention are as follows:
                Exhibit Set-up .......................... Thursday ............................. 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
                Exhibit Set-up .......................... Friday .................................. 7:00 am – 7:45 am
                Exhibits Open .......................... Friday ................................ 8:00 am – 11:45 am
                Exhibits Open .......................... Friday .................................. 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
                Exhibit Disassembly ................ Friday .................................. 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

        This is the 3rd year of having exhibits on one day – Friday. This seems to be working well, and the “vast
majority” of the “business-related” exhibitors are very appreciative of having exhibits only on Friday.
        The exhibit fees for the 2007 Convention are higher than the 2006 rates. This is due to the fact that our
exhibitors now have an 8’ x 8’ booth instead of just a 6’ table. Current prices are:
                  1st 8-ft. x 8-ft. booth (if 2006 NMEA Exhibitor)...........................$150.00
                  1st 8-ft. x 8-ft. booth (if not 2006 NMEA Exhibitor) ....................$175.00
                  2nd 8-ft. x 8-ft. booth .......................................................................$150.00
                  3rd 8-ft. x 8-ft. booth .......................................................................$150.00
                  Electrical (if requested)....................................................................$25.00
                  Extra 6-ft. x 1.5-ft table (if requested) ............................................$15.00
                  NSBA Membership (if requested)...................................................$15.00
        Dick Marolf and I will “reside” in the Embassy Suites Ballroom during the exhibit set-up time to make sure
all aspects of the set-up go smoothly. The name badges, program & welcome flyer were placed in each exhibitor’s
booth. For those exhibitors who have paid the $15.00 NSBA membership dues as Associate Members, the 2007
NSBA Membership Directory will need to be mailed to them when it is printed. Exhibitors were to notify me by 5:30
p.m. on Thursday, March 1st if they wanted to attend the NSBA Banquet. Registration and payment (if any) were
then forwarded to Joann Couton.
The following charts illustrate the 2006 – 2007 exhibit comparisons:
              2006 NSBA Exhibits                                                          2007 NSBA Exhibits
            31 Exhibitors/Companies                                                  Detailed information will be
             (2 exempt from payment:
                                                                                                 provided at
            NSBA & NMEA; 29 paid)
                                                                                          the business meeting.
          10 NSBA Associate Members
           11 New NMDEA Members
                  14 Electrical
        (1 exempt from payment: NSBA)

              42 Tables (39 paid)
       (0 “space only” w/ 42 actual tables)
                                                                                                                           16
        On January 7th, I submitted exhibit checks for a total of $1,625.00 ($1,625.00 - $50.00 NMDEA dues =
$1,575.00 net) to Joann Couton. I will have an updated financial report for distribution at the business meeting.
        As soon as I receive the bill from United Rentals, I will forward it to the NSBA Treasurer. I have also
provided the President, Past-President, President-Elect & Treasurer with a detailed spreadsheet of exhibit totals &
checks received.
        I would like to say a “special thanks” to the board members who will be leaving the board after this
convention. Each has worked hard and given much time to assist with NSBA’s mission & goal of “making better
bands in Nebraska.” I also would like to thank everyone who has “made it happen” in regard to each & every aspect

Respectfully submitted,
Marilyn Godby




AWARDS CHAIR BOARD REPORT
1. Concert Band Festival: 10 plaques ordered for participating bands

2. Marching Band Festival - Total bands participating (all classes) - 60
       Trophies Presented:         17 - Division I Trophies
                                   36 - Division II Trophies
                                    7 - Division III ratings
                                    4 - 20-year participation plaques

3. Marching band medals sold:       Division I (gold/blue) –     182       $556.00
                                    Division II (silver/red) –   103       $319.00

4. NSBA Outstanding Administrator Award: one nomination for 2007

5. Jack R. Snider Young Band Director Award: applications sent directly to Deb Jenkins

6. NSBA Scholarships: 2 undergraduate college applications, 0 Bob Palensky applications & 2 band director (graduate)
   applications

7. Three Distinguished Service Awards to be presented at the 2007 banquet

8. Donald Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster Award: two new nominations & five carry-over nominations

9. NSBA Convention Plaques:
       7 performing band plaques (including 43rd Army Band)
       1 plaque for Dr. Gerald King (director of Nebraska Intercollegiate Honor Band)
       2 plaques for retired directors
       12 Excellence in Academic Achievement Awards
       1 Don Lentz Award (Bob Stephens & Associates)

10. Plaques for outgoing officers: (1) President, (2) Public Relations Chair, (3) Middle Level Chair, (4) Past President

11. Printed 150 banquet programs

Respectfully submitted,
Bryan Reiger
Awards Chair



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WEB MASTER BOARD REPORT
Information you can find at: nsbma.org

       About NSBA including:
             o Charter Members.
             o Constitution & By-Laws
       Advocacy
       Archives kept at Hastings College.
       Recipients and qualifications for NSBA Awards
             o Donald A. Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster
             o Jack R. Snider
             o Scholarships
             o Distinguished Service
             o Retirees
             o Administrator
       Collegiate Honor Band
       Commissioning Projects
       Community Bands
       Concert Band Festival
       8th Grade All State Band
       Convention Information
       Convention Concert Literature (Sorted Alpha or year)
       Forms and Lists
       Marching Contest
       Class Information
       Honor Bands
       NSBA Publications
             o Lists of Graded Solos & Ensembles
             o Suggested Concert Band Literature
       Officer Information
       Past President’s Council
       Photo Albums
             o 2006 Marching Contest
             o 2005 & 2006 Summer Conventions
       “Post it” section. New
             o Put a stake on your fall marching theme/ideas
             o List your concerts or other band events.
       Site Map

Respectfully submitted,
David Young
Webmaster




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