Welcome to NAPBIRT

The National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians, Inc. (NAPBIRT) was founded in 1976 by a small group of technicians who realized the need for communication and the free exchange of information within their trade. NAPBIRT was created from these ideals and we proudly celebrate over 40 years of sharing and growing together. The primary goal of continuing education is attained through Regional Clinics, NAPBIRT University Courses and annual International Conferences all of which, in combination, provide over 300 hours throughout the year of face to face instruction via lectures, demonstrations and hands-on sessions. In addition, NAPBIRT offers its members a bi-monthly trade journal known as TechniCom, a comprehensive website and a member network of over 1300 technicians with whom to exchange tradecraft. Thank you for your interest in NAPBIRT and the musical instrument repair profession.


The mission of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians is to promote the highest possible standards of musical instrument repair service by providing members with a central agency for the exchange of information and continued education through the administration of programs that benefit its membership.

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