At the youthful age of 7, I started playing the drums at Weisser Park Elementary School. Now, as an adult, I still enjoy playing the drums in the basement of my house, even though I'm not sure if my neighbors enjoy it or not.

Nevertheless, music has been a big part of my life, and for this reason I'm excited that Fort Wayne will host the 2015 North American Brass Band Championships from March 13-14! 28 of the best brass bands from the United States and Canada will compete in our city for two days at the Embassy Theatre and Auer Performance Center.

Since I'm from Fort Wayne, I will be cheering on Fort Wayne's very own Old Crown Brass Band! Old Crown will perform Friday at 7:00 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre. If you're planning to attend both days, here is the entire championships schedule.

The 2015 North American Brass Band Championships is a great event for Fort Wayne, and I look forward to seeing our community come out and watch many of the best brass bands in all the land. Tickets are $25 for two-day adults; $15 for two-day seniors; and $10 for two-day teachers and students. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster.