Here is some information on the venues for the 2018 NABBA Championships April 6-7 ,2018 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Please note all venues this year are in the immediate downtown area adjacent to the Courtyard and Hilton Hotels connected by sky bridges.
NABBA 2015, 2016, and 2017 were great successes and we are striving to make 2018 even better.
- The Main Auditorium will again be the Historic Embassy Theatre
- This will be used for Band performances on Friday night and Saturday and Solo and Ensemble Competition on Friday.
- The Embassy will also host the vendor area in the Indiana Hotel Lobby.
- Recent renovations have expanded the vendor area and improved traffic flow for the Championships.
- All credentials and tickets will be run through the Embassy box office. Concessions available in Lobby.
- Band warm-up will be in the Hoosier room of the Embassy. The room will be modified for improved acoustics.
- Pictures again will be on the staircase of the Embassy Lobby.
- Tickets are currently on sale through the Embassy Box Office and Ticketmaster.com
- Anthony Wayne Ballroom of the Grand Wayne Center
- This venue is directly across the street from the Embassy Theatre...They are connected by a sky bridge.
- The large Anthony Wayne Ballroom is used by many conventions as a performance venue. Plenty of seating.
- Those performing in this hall will find it conveniently located.
- Bands will perform on a stage with a shell.
- Band warm-up will be in the Harrison rooms of the Grand Wayne Center
Solo and Ensemble
- The Solo and Ensemble events will be held in the Harrison rooms of the Grand Wayne Center, the Anthony Wayne Ballroom and Embassy stage.
- There will be a warm-up and case storage area this year in the Grand Wayne Center Jefferson room.
- Pianos will be provided in each room (except the Embassy stage).
- Pianos will be available for practice after 12:00 p. m. on Thursday, April 5, 2018
- Performance percussion will be available on the Anthony Wayne Ballroom and Embassy stages.
- Ludwig/Musser has again agreed to provide performance percussion for NABBA 18 free of charge.
- There will be a full set of percussion on each main stage (Embassy Theatre and Anthony Wayne Ballroom).
- The complete list of brands and models provided will be sent to each band after the registration process is completed in January.
- The local Old Crown Brass Band will again assist any band to find rehearsal space in Fort Wayne.
- After the registration process in January, your band will be given a local contact
- Look for the REHEARSAL VENUE link on the NABBA.org Championships web page
- He will assist your band in finding rehearsal space at local High Schools, Middle Schools and Colleges. There is limited availability in the immediate downtown area.
- This service was well received last year and we are happy to offer it again in 2018.
We look forward to your participation in NABBA 2018 in Fort Wayne. We are determined to make your NABBA 2018 experience the absolute best! For more information on Fort Wayne go to Visit Fort Wayne.
I hope this information is useful to you and your band. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.