The North American Brass Band Association (NABBA) will contribute to the 31st Festival as well. NABBA is a collaborative effort of many British-style brass bands. There has long been a relationship between the Great American Brass Band Festival and NABBA, and this year, as a special treat, the festival will play host to a band made up of the best players from various NABBA member bands—it will be known as the NABBA
Ambassadors. This all-star group will assemble here, rehearse for two days, and present two concerts from the Main Stage.