Duane E. Johnson
Distinguished Service Award

2016 Recipient - Mark Nealeigh

Our second recipient is always busy organizing all of the facility, equipment, instrument and technology needs for the NSBA Convention.  This is no small task and fortunately Mark Nealeigh, the UNL Glenn Korff School of Music's Building Use/Equipment/Inventory, Support Associate is up to the job. He's the person behind the scenes that most of you don't know about who makes sure NSBA happens before the swarm of band directors ever arrives in Lincoln. As the convention proceeds, he works extra hours to trouble-shoot emergencies and put out the fires that inevitably occur from the first Intercollegiate Band Rehearsal through the last group of the Concert Band Festival. Mark is a musician himself, a percussionist who holds a BME from the Glenn Korff School. This uniquely qualifies him for this duty as he understands our specific needs down to the letter almost innately. It's said of some jobs that if they're done well you won't even know the person responsible is there. Well tonight we all know Mark is here for us, and we thank him for it!
Thank you Mark for your selfless service to NSBA!

The Nebraska State Bandmasters Association is honored to present to Mark Nealeigh, the Duane E Johnson Distinguished Service Award.