April 21-22, 2023

Von Braun Center
700 Monroe Street
Huntsville, Alabama 35801


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NABBC 2023 Required Repertoire



Titan’s Progress – Hermann Pallhuber
Faber Music (London)  (official errata)


1st Section

The Year of the Dragon – Philip Sparke


2nd Section

Purcell Variations – Kenneth Downie
Errata Sheet


3rd Section

Sinfonietta No. 4– Etienne Crausaz
Beriato- Hal Leonard Group


Youth Championship

Saga of Tyrfing– Jacob Vilhelm Larsen
Contact composer for music:


Youth 1st Section

The Seasons – Philip Wilby

NABBC 2023 Choice Repertoire

Below are the choice pieces selected by the bands attending NABBA championships in 2023:

  • Chivalry – Martin Ellerby
  • The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea – Derek Bourgeois
  • Fraternity – Thierry Deleruyelle
  • The Raid – Oliver Waespi
  • Rise Again – Trent Phillip Taylor
  • A Gabrieli Fantasy – Bert Appermont
  • Kingdom of Dragons – Philip Harper
  • Variations on an Enigma – Philip Sparke
  • Fantasy For Brass Band – Malcolm Arnold
  • From San Marco Quarter – Joop van Dijk
  • The Patriots – Jan de Haan
  • Music of the Spheres – Philip Sparke
  • Spectrum – Gilbert Vinter
  • Brass Triumphant – Gareth Wood
  • Viking Age – Thierry Deleruyelle
  • On the Shoulders of Giants – Peter Graham
  • Saints Triumphant – Philip Wilby
  • Eternal Home – Dean Jones
  • Dynasty – Peter Graham
  • Saint-Saëns Variations – Philip Sparke
  • Images for Brass – Stephen Bulla
  • Dimensions – Peter Graham
  • Journey of the Lone Wolf – Simon Dobson
  • Turris Fortissima – Steven Ponsford
  • Corineus- Christopher Bond
  • Anglian Dances – Alan Fernie
  • Canticles – James Curnow
  • Coventry Variations – Bramwell Tovey
  • Essay – Edward Gregson
  • Perihelion: Closer to the Sun – Philip Sparke
  • The Dark Side of the Moon – Paul Lovatt-Cooper
  • Earthrise – Nigel Clarke
  • Heroes – Bruce Broughton

Professional Development

NABBA is pleased to offer Professional Development opportunities while attending the NABBC in Huntsville.  You can register for this at the following link:

NABBC 2023 Registration

Band Entry for the 2023 NABBA championships is now closed – thank you for your entries!

NABBC 2023 Solo and Ensemble Registration

Solo and Ensemble Entry for the 2023 Championships is now closed.  Info and schedule will be emailed out to participants.  If you have any questions contact Doug Lindsey <>

NABBC 2023 Official Rules

NABBC Hotels

Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel and Spa
800 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801

Band Managers that plan to book and pay for your band must call Gennifer Gordon at 256-327-7808.  All others must use this reservation link
Rate: $152


AC Hotel Huntsville Downtown
435 Williams Avenue SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35801

Here’s your reservation link your guests can use to make reservations or you can call in and talk to any front desk or reservation agent using the code:  NBB for Nabba 2023
Rate:  $189


Hampton Inn & Suites Huntsville Downtown
313 Clinton Avenue W
Huntsville, AL  35801

Reservation Link
Rate:  $179, $189, $199


Spring Hill Suites Huntsville Downtown
745 Constellation Dr
Huntsville, AL 35801

To book and pay for your entire band, manager should contact  Jay Wilson 256.713.1142
Rate:  $159

Available Instrument List

NABBA will have the following percussion available for use during the contest:
2 sets of 4 Timpani (with gauges)
3 concert Bass Drums
3 sets of Chimes
4 Glockenspiels
2 sets of 4 Concert Toms
2 Xylophones
2 Vibraphones (with motors)
2 Marimbas (1 x 5-octave, 1 x 4.3-octave)
2 Tam Tams
2 Drum Sets

NABBC 2023 Band Judges

John Phillips
Dr. Howard Evans
Allan Ramsay
Jessica Sneeringer
Dr. T. André Faegin
Col. (ret.) Thomas Palmatier
Dr. Jack Stamp
Sr. Chief (ret.) James Jackson
Dr. John Falscow

Click on this link for Bio info on our Judges

2023 S & E Judges

Rex Richardson, Cornet
Juan Berrios, Tenor Horn / Flugelhorn
Bradley Palmer, Trombone
Demondrae Thurman, Baritone / Euphonium
Beth Weise, Tuba
Dr. Tracy R. Wiggins, Percussion
Alex Avila, Brass Ensembles

NABBC 2023 Schedule

Thursday, April 20

3:30 PM – Band and Solo Rehearsals Open
6:00 PM – NABBA Board Meeting
9:15 PM – Rehearsals closed for Thursday

Friday April 21

8:00 AM – Solo & Ensemble Competition Starts
9:00 AM – Vendor Area Opens
10:00 AM – Vandercook Professional Learning Community Meeting (Vendor Area)
1:00 PM – Solo & Ensemble Competition Concludes
1:00 PM – 1st Section Test Piece (Concert Hall)
2:00 PM – 2nd Section Test Piece (Playhouse)
3:00 PM – Cornet Clinic w/ Rex Richardson (Salon 3B)
5:30 PM – Vendors Area Closes for Friday
5:00 PM – Championship Test Piece ( Concert Hall)
9:40 PM – Solo & Ensemble Awards (Concert Hall)

Saturday April 22

9:00 AM – 3rd Section (Playhouse)
9:00 AM – Vendor Area Opens
9:05 AM – 2nd Section Own Choice (Concert Hall)
1:05 PM – 1st Section Own Choice (Concert Hall)
1:20 PM – Youth Open and Youth 1st Section (Playhouse)
3:30 PM – Military Bands Clinic w/ TSgt Ryan Spencer (Playhouse)
5:30 PM – Vendors Area Closes
5:00 PM – Championship Own Choice (Concert Hall)
9:30 PM – Youth Championship (Concert Hall)
10:00 PM – Band Awards (Concert Hall)

NABBC 2023 Participating Bands

Arkansas Musicworks Brass Band
Atlantic Brass Band
Brass Band of Central Florida
Brass Band of Huntsville
Brass Band of Northern Virginia
Chicago Brass Band
Cincinnati Brass Band
Colorado Brass
Crossroads Brass Band
Dallas Brass Band
Diamond Brass Band
Dublin Metro Brass
Dublin Silver Band
ECU Brass Band
Five Lakes Silver Band
Fountain City Brass Band
Fountain City Youth Brass Academy
Georgia Brass Band
Illinois Brass Band
Jacksonville State University Brass Band
James Madison University Brass Band
Madison Brass Band
Massanutten Brass Band
Motor City Academy Brass Band
Motor City Brass Band
Natural State Brass Band
Oakland University Brass Band
Old Crown Brass Band
Princeton Brass Band
Roman Festival Brass
San Francisco Brass Band
St. Louis Brass Band
Tampa Brass Band
Triangle Brass Band
Triangle Youth Academy Brass Band
Triangle Youth Brass Band
Watson Brass Band