FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce that the North American Brass Band Association has chosen to re-book its annual championship for an additional three years (2019, 2020, 2021) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. NABBA has met here since 2015, bringing their prestigious group to our city for 7 years total.

NABBA's 2018 championship will be held on April 6-7, 2018 at the Historic Embassy Theatre. The general public is invited to attend. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at the Fort Wayne Embassy's Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Adult two-day tickets are $25 and $10 for students.

The North American Brass Band Association is an international music organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the British-style brass band movement. 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.

NABBA President Randi Bulla adds: "Fort Wayne has been a wonderful host and partner to the North American Brass Band Championship. The city, the hotels, and the venues have been wonderful to work with, and have continued to go beyond our expectations. The 2018 contest will be our fourth year in Fort Wayne, and the Mayor as well as the Visit Fort Wayne team have made it very clear that Fort Wayne wants to have a long-term relationship with NABBA. Thank you, Fort Wayne, for your continued support of our organization. We look forward to seeing you in April!" 

The annual economic impact of this group is estimated at $443,270.

For more information on the 2018 North American Brass Band Championships Contest, contact Randi Bulla, NABBA President, at or (443) 306-3923, or Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne, (260) 424-3700.

Visit Fort Wayne is the official destination marketing organization for Fort Wayne and Allen County. Each year, over 5.8 million people visit Fort Wayne and generate $576 million in direct economic impact.

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Crystal Cully
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