Arts, Culture, and Humanities

The Nebraska Brass Band Inc

Music that inspires...

Omaha, NE   |  www.nebraskabrassband.com

Mission

We aim to develop musical ability through intense rehearsals which develop artistic talent; involvement of young people in brass music, commission new pieces for brass bands; and carry out community-based work throughout the state of Nebraska and beyond to engage a wider scope of audiences through brass music.

Ruling year info

2017

Musical Director

Glenn Greet

Main address

PO Box 451157

Omaha, NE 68145 USA

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EIN

82-1755381

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Music Groups, Bands, Ensembles (A6C)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Nebraska Brass Band works towards bringing awareness of British- style brass banding to the great state of Nebraska and beyond. The British- style of brass banding is rich in history, going back to the coal mines in Northern England. The colliery bands brought the surrounding communities together through a common theme, music. The Nebraska Brass Brand recognizes the need of having a strong community and is working to bring the communities of Nebraska together in music.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Brass Band

We aim to develop musical ability through intense rehearsals which develop artistic talent; involvement of young people in brass music, commission new pieces for brass bands; and carry out community-based work to engage a wider scope of audiences through brass music.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Through collaborative events with other non-profits, the Nebraska Brass Band assists with raising funds for other causes.

Population(s) Served
General/Unspecified

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

6 Major events and 8 additional events requested by the general public.

Total number of free performances given

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

14 performances were free with donations received to cover expenses.

Average dollar price for performance tickets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Small amount of seats (VIP) were sold to offset expenses to provide majority of events free to the public. On both occasions, all VIP seats were sold out.

Number of participants who would recommend program to others

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

7 members were identified as being responsible for recommending other musicians to join the group. As of today, all members are still participating.

Total number of free seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over five major events, all free seats were taken making the events a sellout.

Total number of paid seats filled for performances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Brass Band

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Over five major events, all 768 seats were purchased making the events a sellout.

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

The mission of The Nebraska Brass Band is to develop musical ability through intense rehearsals which helps develop artistic talent; involvement of young people, adults, and senior citizens alike in musical performance, the commissioning of new pieces for brass bands; and carry out community-based work to engage a wider scope of audiences for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public and its' communities throughout Nebraska.

The Nebraska Brass Band has open rehearsals and welcomes anyone to attend. Students and fans alike often stop in to hear the band fine tune each piece in the repertoire. This also allows for young students to visit with the band members, discuss technique, and develop a mentoring relationship. The Nebraska Brass Band has four major concerts per program year. The concerts each have a unique theme and offer a wide variety of music to every listener, whether young or old. The Nebraska Brass Band also involves itself with the community. During the holiday season, the band partnered with The Salvation Army to bring awareness to the Angel Tree program. Concert attendees were asked to bring a toy as a donation for the Angel Tree, which provides toys for families in need.

To meet the goals that The Nebraska Brass Band has established, the board of directors consistently meets together and discusses best practices. The Nebraska Brass Band has also made the majority of concerts free to help bring in families that would not have otherwise attended. The Nebraska Band Band truly is a band for the entire state. Although based in Omaha, Nebraska the band also holds concerts in Lincoln, Nebraska and Kearney, Nebraska among others.

The Nebraska Band has seen an increase in concert attendance, fans subscribed to the monthly newsletter, and followers on social media and The Nebraska Brass Band has seen an increase in the number of requests for performances from community organizations.

The Nebraska Brass Band has had a tremendous program year. The band has sold out every concert and is having to search out larger venues. The Nebraska Brass Band is maxed out in members, and has musicians on a waiting list to join the band. The Nebraska Brass Band will be helping the Omaha Public Library System by providing a program during the summer for children and families. The band has also been invited to perform for the opening night of the Glenn Miller Festival in Clarinda, Iowa. The Nebraska Brass Band has developed a plan for growing and reaching more communities; in this plan are goals to record a CD and introduce a youth band to help foster musical development in youngsters.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Nebraska Brass Band Inc

Board of directors
as of 9/15/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ron Goracke

Goracke & Associates, P.C.

Term: 2017 - 2021

Stephanie Flansburg

Goracke & Associates, P.C.

Laura Greet

Union Pacific Railroad

Autumn Noble

McGrath North

Justin Powell

US Marine Corps

Glenn Greet

Goracke & Associates, P.C.

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/07/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

Music, Performances, Brass, Band, Professional, Development, Concerts