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.

Check back later for information regarding our 2022 Capitol Concert Series and MIOSM. 

Past Capitol Concert Series


Our 2021 Capitol Concert Series was held March 22-25, 2021. Performers included ensembles from Columbus, Dorchester, Grand Island Northwest, Kearney, Lincoln Christian, and Pius X high schools as well as Elkhorn Ridge Middle School and Hartington-Newcastle Public School.

Hartington-Newcastle Public School 5th/6th Grade Band directed by Mary Hahne


Sotto Voce from Lincoln Pius X directed by Todd Krier


Lincoln Christian Jazz Band directed by Emiley Bond


Kearney High School Brass Ensemble directed by Nathan LeFeber


Columbus High School Percussion Ensemble directed by Jeff Peabody


Dorchester Public School Mixed Chorus directed by Steve Jirsa

Northwest Wind Ensemble from Grand Island Northwest High School directed by Shawn Pfanstiel


Elkhorn Ridge Middle School 8th Grade Small Ensemble directed by Lauren Ballou