Capitol Concert Series

Each year, the NMEA coordinates the Capitol Concert Series as part of "Music In Our Schools Month®" (MIOSM). MIOSM is officially designated by NAfME to raise awareness of the importance of music education for all children and to remind citizens that schools are where all chidden should have access to music. Ensembles across the state and are selected to perform in the Rotunda of the State Capitol in Lincoln where State Senators, along with the public, are invited to attend.

This year's Capitol Concert Series is scheduled for March 22-25, 2021 in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building in Lincoln. Congratulations to this year's selected ensembles and their directors!

2021 Capitol Concert Series Performing Ensembles and Directors

Monday, March 22 12:00-12:30 pm Hartington Newcastle Public School 5th/6th Grade Band
    Directed by Mary Hahne
  12:30-1:00 pm Sotto Voce - Pius X
    Directed by Todd Krier
Tuesday, March 23 12:00-12:30 pm Jazz Band - Lincoln Christian
    Directed by Emily Bond
  12:30-1:00 pm Brass Ensemble - Kearney High School
    Directed by Nathan LeFeber
Wednesday, March 24 12:00-12:30 pm Percussion Ensemble - Columbus High School
    Directed by Jeff Peabody
  12:30-1:00 pm Mixed Chorus - Dorechester Public School
    Directed by Steve Jirsa
Thursday, March 25 12:00-12:30 pm Northwest Wind Ensemble - Grand Island Northwest High School
    Directed by Shawn Pfanstiel
  12:30-1:00 pm 8th Grade Small Ensemble - Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
    Directed by Lauren Ballou

 

Past Capitol Concert Series

2020

Our 2020 Capitol Concert Series was held February 24-27, 2020. Performers included ensembles from Auburn, Omaha Central, York, Malcolm, and Lincoln Southeast high schools as well as Scott Middle School, Irving Middle School, and Hartley Elementary School.

AUBURN HIGH SCHOOL SYMPHONIC BAND

Director Matthew Stubbs

 

HARTLEY HORNETS CHORUS

Director Marci Malone-DeAmbrose

 

IRVING MIDDLE SCHOOL 8TH GRADE CHORUS

Director Michael Robb

 

LINCOLN SOUTHEAST HIGH SCHOOL ARS NOVA

Director Melissa Noonan

MALCOM CONCERT CHOIR

Director Michael Beach

 

SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL JAZZ ENSEMBLE

Director Lori Falcone

 

YORK HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLES

Director Curtis Forsch