Welcome to the NABBA Web Site!
The North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the British-style brass band movement in North America. With bands and musicians covering 15 states and Canada as well as ranging from school-age youth to senior citizens, NABBA has become a true force in the arena of amateur musicians and brass banding across North America and across the world.
At a time when music in general is under all kinds of pressures and reversals there is, against all the odds, at least one area that appears to be growing: the brass band movement in North America. Every year sees the birth of new brass bands around the country, a phenomenon that is productive and positive in every possible way. The North American Brass Band Association has attempted to serve this growing and vibrant movement both through its annual National Championships and wider outreach programs.
Formed in 1983, its Articles of Incorporation state NABBA has been formed to:
- Sponsor and hold local, state, regional, national and international contests for the purpose of improving the performing standards and abilities of amateur British-type brass bands.
- Foster, promote and otherwise encourage the establishment, growth and development of amateur and professional British-type brass bands throughout the United States and Canada.
- Support and help further the music education of its members and to advance the public’s appreciation of British-type brass bands.
- Serve as a resource for musical and organizational assistance to amateur British-type brass bands throughout North America.
A Few "Notes" After the North American Championships
- Would a representative of Portal Percussion, Francis Tice, Robert Wohlenberg and Rosemarie Cline, please contact Jim Grate as soon as possible? He has your awards and would like to mail them to you.
- The following items were left in the Embassy Theatre at the conclusion of the Contest. Please contact Jim Grate as soon as possible. He would like to mail them to you.
- Yamaha Case Key
- Cornet Cup Mute
- Cornet Straight Mute
- Cornet Stand
- Paul Duffy CD