While at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Dr. Drobnak served as Director of Bands and conducted the Symphonic Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band and Pep Band. He assisted with the planning and execution of the annual Homecoming Celebration and Homecoming Parade. He also hosted the Red Carpet Honor Band, OKSAA High School Large Group Contest and Solo & Ensemble Festival. Students in the band program performed for thousands of audience members yearly.
Dr. Drobnak conducted the Jazz Bands at Northwestern Oklahoma State University and the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. The video at the left is of a Spring 2015 performance of "Fables of Faubus." This is a musical commentary on the Democrat Governor Faubus of Arkansas, who famously refused to comply with the 1954 Brown vs. Board of Education decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Favorite Low Brass Ensemble Recordings
Homage to the Navy Hymn, arr. Dibley. University of South Dakota Low Brass Ensemble. April 1, 2009.
Tuba de Mayo example
Shades of Purple (Barbara York). I. Shadows III. Mr./Ms. Right UTRGV Brownsville Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. March 22, 2016. TSC Arts Center.
Mofonogo Relleno. UTRGV Brownsville Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. March 22, 2016.
The performance on the left was given by the Marching Coyotes of the University of South Dakota at the Quad State Marching Band Festival. The band was under the direction of Dr. Rolf Olson, and Dr. Drobnak served as the assistant director. The Quad State Marching Band Competition attracts high school bands from Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota and South Dakota.