Welcome to the Association of Concert Bands

A little about who we are

The mission of the Association of Concert Bands is to foster excellence in Concert Band music through performance, education, and advocacy.

Our members include concert community bands, band directors, individual members, and Corporate members. Click on About Us to find out more about ACB or check our list of Resources.

Become a Member

Your Association of Concert Bands membership shows your commitment to community bands and concert band music. As community band enthusiasts, we want to play, we want to have fun playing, and we want to make our band better. Network with ACB for help in building your audience, fundraising, finding fun themed concerts, and much more.

From July 1st- Oct 1st, we offer half price membership dues to new members for the remainder of the year.  Now is a great time to join the ACB. 

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Access the NAXOS Music Library, a FREE benefit available to all ACB Individual, Student, Family, and Life members. The NAXOS Music Library is a music streaming service with over 2 million recordings.

Login to the Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, a service that contains comprehensive information on composers, band works, and thousands of program notes. Subscription is offered to ACB members for a very low annual fee, $5 per calendar year. 


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2022: Return of the Bands


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ACB Connects!

ACB Connects!   is a series of live sessions to connect with our members.  Started due to COVID-19 to share resources and research, now they are a way to bridge the miles and share information of interest to the band world in a webinar format.

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It's A Band Thing! 

It's A Band Thing!  is a podcast where ACB President Gail Brechting and International Chair Keith Kelly discuss all things band with their guests.

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Honor Flights

Association of Concert Bands encourages member bands to play Honor Flight Network departures or arrivals in nearby cities. To further assist with this mission, Jerry Brubaker, former U.S. Navy band arranger, has arranged medium easy arrangements of the five major service songs in stand-alone versions available to ACB member bands for use in Honor Flight Ceremonies.


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2021 International Band Day

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Check out the 2021 IBD Day Video