Tradition in Action

NORTH AMERICAN BRASS BAND ASSOCIATION

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.

2020 NABBA CHAMPIONSHIPS

April 17-18, 2020

The 2020 North American Brass Band Championships have been cancelled.

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Our STORY

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.

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.

Join the band of NABBA members

The North American Brass Band Association is made up of member bands and individual members from all points of the compass.

“Any British-type brass band may become a member band. A British-type brass band is one that utilizes the instrumentation of historic British brass bands of the late 20th century (by example, Black Dyke Band and the International Staff Band of The Salvation Army), utilizing cornets (or trumpets), tenor horns (or French horns), flugelhorn, baritones, euphoniums, trombones, tubas and percussion. Such brass bands play repertoire composed for British-type brass band.”

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