National Band Association Nebraska Awards

1982
David Young, Outstanding Jazz Educator Award
Toni Synder Citation of Excellence in the early years (not sure)

1997
David Young, NBA Citation of Excellence

1998
Major Mark Peterson, NBA Citation of Excellence
Bryan R. Johnson, NBA Citation of Excellence
Linda M. Donohue, NBA Citation of Excellence
Byron Braasch, Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence
Sam Zitek, Oustanding Jazz Educator Award

1999
Doug Johnson, NBA Citation of Excellence
Brad Weber, Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence
Duane DeVries, NBA Citation of Excellence
Marilyn Holmberg, NBA Citation of Excellence
Dan Frisbie, NBA Citation of Excellence
Deb Pohlmann, NBA Citation of Excellence
Jay Kloecker, NBA Citation of Excellence
Jim Saker, NBA Citation of Excellence
Gary Davis, NBA Citation of Excellence
Bill Winle, NBA Citation of Excellence

2000
Sharon Klein, NBA Citation of Excellence
Joe Chapman, NBA Citation of Excellence
Ann Davis, NBA Citation of Excellence
Dean Dahlke, NBA Citation of Excellence

2001
Randy Neuharth, NBA Citation of Excellence
Kim Wiedeman, NBA Citation of Excellence
Ky Hascall, NBA Citation of Excellence
Major Kelly Bledsoe, NBA Citation of Excellence
Steve Miller, NBA Citation of Excellence
Terry Rush, Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence

2002
Dale Duensing, Certificate of Merit for Marching Excellence
Kathy Dalby, NBA Citation of Excellence
Roger Thaden, NBA Citation of Excellence
Dick Rischling, NBA Citation of Excellence
Bill Reichert, NBA Citation of Excellence

2003
Curtis Forsch, NBA Citation of Excellence
Mike Koch, NBA Citation of Excellence
Rock Skinner, NBA Citation of Excellence
Dennis Ehmke, NBA Citation of Excellence
Jack Fischer, NBA Citation of Excellence

2004
NBA Band Booster Awards:
Bellevue West High School– Byron Braasch Director for parent Chris Petit
Grand Island High School – Jim Kordick Director for parents Barry & Linda Fox

Citation of Excellence Awards:
Jim Luellen, Elementary Band Director, Norfolk Public School
Norm Edwards, Beveridge Junior High, Omaha Public Schools
Debbie Jenkins, Millard North Middle School, Omaha
Ken Molzer, Papillion Area Concert Band
Robert Jenkins, Westside Middle School

Citation of Merit for Marching Excellence :
Lance Nielsen, Lincoln East High School

Outstanding Jazz Educator Award:
Roger Groth, Omaha Westside High School

Citation of Excellence Awards:
Jim Luellen, Elementary Band Director, Norfolk Public School
Norm Edwards, Beveridge Junior High, Omaha Public Schools
Debbie Jenkins, Millard North Middle School, Omaha
Ken Molzer, Papillion Area Concert Band
Robert Jenkins, Westside Middle School

Citation of Merit for Marching Excellence :
Lance Nielsen, Lincoln East High School

Outstanding Jazz Educator Award:
Roger Groth, Omaha Westside High School

2008

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Brian Anderson, 43rd Army Band (NMEA)
  • Chris Johnson, Elkhorn Middle School 8th Grade Band (NMEA)
  • Larry Rathbun, Millard North High School Wind Ensemble (NSBA)
  • Jacque Rush & Richard Marolf, Scott Middle School 8th Grade Band (NSBA)
  • James Saker, UNO Wind Ensemble (CBDNA, NSBA, NMEA)
  • Michael Willen, US Air Force Heartland of America Band (CBDNA, NSBA)

2009

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Carolyn Barber, UNL Wind Ensemble (NMEA, NSBA)
  • Andrew Schultz, Concordia University Symphonic Band (NMEA)
  • Kyle Haugen, Bellevue West High School Wind Ensemble (NSBA)
  • Paul Ramp, Friend High School Concert band (NSBA)
  • Byron Braasch, Lewis and Clark Middle School 8th Grade Band (NSBA)
  • John Keith, Millard West High School Wind Ensemble (NSBA)

2010

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Steve Steager, Fremont Middle School (NSBA)
  • Pete Wilger, Omaha Central High School Symphonic Band (NSBA)
  • Chiyo Kamada, Otte-Blair Middle School 8th Grade Band (NSBA)
  • Ron Hardin, Bellevue East Wind Ensemble (NSBA, NMEA)
  • Anthony Falcone, UNL Symphonic Band (NSBA)
  • Michael Pollack, Papillion-LaVista Wind Ensemble (NMEA)
  • William Hall, Omaha Symphonic Winds (NMEA)
  • Jay Gilbert, Doane College Symphonic Wind Ensemble (NMEA)

2011

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Mark Benson, Abby Erickson, Mission Middle School (NSBA)
  • Brady Rohlfs, Waverly Varsity Band (NSBA)
  • Terry Rush, Lincoln Southwest Wind Ensemble (NSBA)
  • Daniel Laing, Hastings College Wind Ensemble (NSBA)
  • Tony Falcone, UNL Symphonic Band (NMEA)
  • Michelle Hall, Andersen Middle School Select Concert Band (NMEA)
  • Kyle Haugen, Bellevue West High School Wind Ensemble (NMEA)

2012

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Brian Anderson, 43rd Army Band (NSBA)
  • Tom Thorpe, Lincoln East Wind Ensmble (NSBA)
  • Samuel Zitek, Nebraska Wsleyan University Symphonic Band (NSBA)
  • James Saker, University of Nebraska-Omaha Symphonic Wind Ensemble (NSBA & NMEA)
  • William Hall, Omaha Symphonic Winds (NSBA)
  • Pete Wilger & Tom Cosby, Omaha Central High School Wind Ensemble (NMEA)
  • Andre Schultz, Concordia University Symphonic Band (NMEA)

2013

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Jeff Mount, Blair High School Band
  • John Keith, Millard West Wind Ensemble
  • Courtney Snyder, Nebraska Wind Symphony
  • John Furrow, Norfolk Symphonic Band
  • Tony Falcone, UNL Wind Ensemble
  • Jay Gilbert, Doane College Symphonic Wind Ensemble

2014

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • David Bohnert, Wayne State College Wind Ensemble
  • Kyle Haugen and Marques Eckhoff, Bellevue West Wind Ensemble
  • Chiyo Trauernicht, Otte-Blair 8th Grade Band
  • Priscilla Balasa, Grand Island Central Catholic Band

2015

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Nathan Lefeber, Kearney High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Rex Barker, Millard South Wind Ensemble
  • Brandi Greenfielder and Byron Braasch, Lewis and Clark 8th Grade Band
  • Jonathan Jaworski, Ashland-Greenwood High School Band
  • Tom Jaworski

2016

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Karen Fannin, UNO Wind Ensemble
  • Ryan Placek and Craig Mathis, Millard North Wind Ensemble
  • Tom Thorpe, Lincoln East Wind Ensemble
  • Michael Koch, Scottsbluff Middle School 8th Grade Band
  • R.J. Mateer, Lincoln Southeast Wind Ensemble

2017

NBA Citations of Excellence

  • Brian Anderson, 43rd Army Band
  • Lindsay Wilson, Liberty Middle School 8th Grade Band
  • Zach Nathan, Yutan High School Band
  • Carolyn Barber, UNLWind Ensemble
  • Sandra Murphy-Robb, Palmyra J./Sr High School Cincert Band

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