April 5-6, 2024

Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

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Solo and Ensemble results available here!

Band contest results are available here!


NABBC 2024 Required Repertoire

Championship Section:

Other Lives- Oliver Waespi

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First Section:

St. James’s- A New Beginning- Philip Harper

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NABBA has commissioned Lucy Pankhurst to write a test piece for the First Section for 2025


Second Section:

Albinus Variations- Etienne Crausaz

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Third Section:

The Unfortunate Traveler – Imogen Holst

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Youth Championship Section:

The Final Frontier – Geert Jan Kroon

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Youth First Section:

Images For Brass – Stephen Bulla

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2024 Competing Bands

Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band
Atlantic Brass Band
Austin Brass Band
Brass Band of Central Florida
Brass Band of Huntsville
Central Ohio Brass Band
Cherry Blossom Brass Band
Chicago Brass Band
Cincinnati Brass Band
Colorado Brass
Dallas Brass Band
Dublin Metro Brass
Dublin Silver Band
Five Lakes Silver Band
Fountain City Brass Band
Fountain City Youth Brass Academy
Illinois Brass Band
James Madison University Brass Band
Jericho Brass Band
Madison Brass Band
Massanutten Brass Band
Milwaukee Festival Brass
Motor City Academy Brass Band
Motor City Brass Band
Natural State Brass Band
Old Crown Brass Band
Princeton Brass Band
River Brass
River Region Brass Band
Roman Festival Brass
San Antonio Brass Band
San Francisco Brass Band
St. Louis Brass Band
Tampa Brass Band
Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band
Triangle Youth Brass Band
University of Florida Brass
Watson Brass Band
Youth Brass Academy

NABBC 2024 Official Rules


NABBC 2024 Solo and Ensemble Results

Solo and ensemble results (PDF)

NABBC 2024 Hotels

The following hotels have agreed to a group rate for NABBA participants. This list is updated frequently, so if one hotel is full check the list for another:

Element Huntsville
(256) 327-9000
6810 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806
Group name: North America Brass Band April 2024
Book here!
The Westin Huntsville
(256) 428-2000
6800 Governors W, Huntsville, AL 35806
Group name: North America Brass Band April 2024- Westin
Book here!
AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown
(256) 836-7776
435 Williams Ave SW, Huntsville, AL 35801
Group name: North American Brass Band Association
Book here!
Springhill Suites Huntsville Downtown
(256) 512-0188
745 Constellation Dr, Huntsville, AL 35801
Group name: NAABA / Huntsville 2024
Book here!
Hampton Inn & Suites – Huntsville Downtown
(256) 270-9120
313 Clinton Ave W, Huntsville, AL 35801
Group name: NA Brass Band Ch.
Book here!

2024 Choice Piece Repertoire

Below are all the pieces being performed as own choice selections at the NABBA Championships:

A London Overture – Philip Sparke
A Tale As Yet Untold – Philip Sparke
Angels And Demons – Peter Graham
Brass Triumphant – Gareth Wood
Cathedrals – Nick Simmons Smith
Chorale and Toccata – Stephen Bulla
Connotations – Edward Gregson
Corineus – Christopher Bond
Dances and Alleluias – Philip Sparke
Dances and Arias – Edward Gregson
Dark Side of the Moon – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Explorers on the Moon – Paul Raphael
Fearless – Andrew Wainwright
Four Cities Symphony – Mvmt. 1 – Rodney Newton
Fraternity – Thierry Deleruyelle
Gothique Fantasy – On a theme by Boellmann – Andrew Wainwright
Kingdom of Dragons – Philip Harper
Lake of the Moon – Kevin Houben
Lakeland Variations – Philip Sparke
Lions Of Legends – Thierry Deleruyelle
Metropolis 1927 – Peter Graham
Music For A Festival – Philip Sparke
Rhapsody on St. Francis – Andrew Wainwright
Saint-Saens Variations – Philip Sparke
Sand and Stars – Thierry Deleruyelle
Spinnaker – Brendan Sweeney
St. James – A New Beginning – Philip Harper
The Aeronauts – Goff Richards
The Cosmographic Mystery – Ingebjørg Vilhelmsen
The Graces of Love – Oliver Waespi
The Land of the Long White Cloud – Philip Sparke
The Patriots: Symphonic Fantasia for Brass Band – Jan de Haan
The Raid – Oliver Waespi
Trittico – James Curnow
Variations and Fugue on an Original Theme (Vita Aeterna Variations) – Alexander Comitas
Vitae Aeternum – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
Vivat – Tom Davoren

2024 Competition Schedule

Thursday April 4

2:00 PM – Band and Solo Rehearsals Open

8:30 PM – NABBA Board Meeting

9:30 PM – Rehearsals closed for Thursday

Friday April 5

8:00 AM – Solo & Ensemble Competition Starts (Saturn Salons 1, 3, 5, 7, CH, PH)

9:00 AM – Vendor Area Opens (East Hall 2 & 3)

9:00 AM – VanderCooke Professional Learning Community

10:00 AM – University Clinic – “The University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music” (East Hall 2)

11:00 AM – Military Bands Clinic w/ TSgt Ryan Spencer (East Hall 2)

1:00 PM – Solo & Ensemble Competition Concludes

1:50 PM – 1st Section Test Piece (Concert Hall)

2:00 PM – 2nd Section Test Piece (Playhouse)

5:30 PM – Vendors Area Closes for Friday

5:00 PM – Championship Test Piece ( Concert Hall)

9:15 PM – Solo & Ensemble Awards (Concert Hall)

Saturday April 6

8:25 AM – 3rd Section (Playhouse)

8:43AM – 2nd Section Own Choice (Concert Hall)

9:00 AM – Vendor Area Opens (East Hall 2 & 3)

2:25 PM – 1st Section Own Choice (Concert Hall)

12:00 PM – Youth Open and Youth 1st Section (Playhouse)

1:30 PM – “Make a Sound Choice” clinic w/Brett Baker (Playhouse)

5:30 PM – Vendors Area Closes

5:30 PM – Championship Own Choice (Concert Hall)

9:30 PM – Youth Championship (Concert Hall)

10:20 PM – Band Awards (Concert Hall)

Concession Stand Details

There will be a concession stand available outside Saturn Ballroom 3! See the menu at the link belolw.

NABBC24 Concessions Menu

Sample NABBC Score Sheet

NABBA Score Sheet Draft


2024 Adjudicators

2024 Adjudicator Bios

Championship Section
William Himes, Allan Withington, Dr. Howard Evans
First Section
Nicholas Garman, Anne Crookston, Allan Ramsay
Second Section
Paul Norley, Dr. John Falskow, Dr. Jack Stamp
Third Section
Nicholas Garman, Anne Crookston, Allan Ramsay
Youth Championship
William Himes, Allan Withington, Dr. Howard Evans
Youth First/Open
William Himes, Allan Withington, Dr. Howard Evans

Percussion provided

Concert Hall 

  • Suspended Cymbals 
  • Timpani 
  • Tubular Bells
  • Bass Drum 
  • Glock 
  • Concert Snare 
  • Tam Tam
  • Vibraphone 
  • Xylophone 
  • Congas
  • Bongos 
  • Crash Cymbals 
  • Crotales 
  • Marimba 
  • Wood block/temple blocks 
  • Drumset/hihats

Playhouse Theatre 

  • Suspended cymbals
  • Timpani
  • Tubular bells
  • Bass drum 
  • Glock
  • Concert snare
  • Tam tam 
  • Vibraphone 
  • Xylophone 
  • Congas 
  • Bongos
  • Crash cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Marimba 
  • Wood block/temple blocks
  • Drumset