Info about the 2005 North American Brass Band Championships have been posted on 4BR http://www.4barsrest.com/news/detail.asp?id=232 More info can be found on the NABBA website http://www.nabba.org/Band Competition.htm While the number of competing bands in each section is listed, nothing is said about which bands are competing in which sections... Anybody Know For Sure? Based on past years entries, my guess would be... Championship (6 Bands): Atlantic, Central Florida, Chicago, James Madison??, St. Louis, Western Reserve Honors (7 Bands): Central Ohio, Cincinnati, Fountain City??, Ozark Mountains, Prairie, Sheldon Theatre, Sunshine Challenge (4 Bands): Commonwealth, Natural State, Spires, Spokane Explorer (1 Band): Central Illinois ??? Youth (1 Band): Cincinnati Honors Noticeably Absent from competition this year (and possible reason): All-Star Bands (Saving money for Europe Tour??), Columbus (MD Retired), Eastern Iowa, Illinois (MD Resigned), Motor City, Triangle Bands Any additional info Lothian, Steve Marcus, EIBB Ray, et al could give would be appreciated.