Mr. Semar

Bryan Bands and Orchestras

Striving for the highest in musicianship and character

"Never settle for less than your best."

Mr. Rudy Semar grew up in the St. Louis area and received his Bachelor's in Music Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. There he studied trumpet with Jason Johnson, David Hunsicker, and Steve Erickson and studied conducting with Dr. James Saker.


In 2012 he began his teaching career at Bryan Middle in Omaha Public Schools where he teaches two bands, two orchestras, two music technology courses, and works with the Bryan High band as well. Mr. Semar directed the Omaha Public Schools All-City Middle School Orchestra in February 2016. He is an active performer with community bands around the metro and educator working with Omaha Area Youth Orchestras Prelude Strings.


Mr. Semar lives in Bellevue, NE with his wife and young son.

16-17 Instrumental Performance and Activities Calendar

8th Grade Band Night (football)

            9/16/16  6:00pm at Bryan High


BMS String Invitational

            11/11/16 – Morning at BMS


8th Grade Band Night (basketball)



Winter Concert and Bake Sale

            7th Grade – 12/12/16 – 7pm

            8th Grade – 12/13/16 – 7pm


Winter Assembly (8th Grade Band)



All City Rehearsals

8:20am - meet at BMS, bus to OPS Lewis and Clark

            11:15am – pick up from BMS







All City Field Trip Rehearsal at South HS

            2/3/17 - during school day


All City Performance at Holland

            2/4/17 – time tbd


Orchestra Side-By-Side with Partners for Performance at Bryan HIGH

2/21/17 - during school day


Bryan MS Elementary Tour (8th Grade band/orch)



8th Grade Adjudication (band/orch)

            3/22/17 - 3/23/17 – time tbd


Spring Concert and Bake Sale

            7th Grade - 5/15/17 – 7pm

            8th Grade – 5/16/17 – 7pm


Practice Log Due Dates

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Mr. Semar

Band - Orchestra - Music Technology


Advanced Orchestra at the 2014 Spring Concert