ACB Connects!

ACB Connects!  is a series of live sessions to connect with our members.  These sessions started as a way  to share current resources and ways to adjust to necessary restrictions with sessions focused on topics related to COVID-19 research and recommendations. 


ACB Connects 2021-1

2021 Session 1 "Benefits of ACB Membership: Spotlight on NAXOS Music Library"

January 31, 2021, 4pm Eastern

  • Welcome and comments by ACB President-Elect Gail Brechting
  • Presentation of NAXOS Music library by  Sales & Support Associate for Naxos of America John Sells
  • Review other ACB benefits by ACB Membership Chair Sarah McElfresh
  • Session Moderator:  ACB Journal Editor and chair of the ACB Connects! committee Nancy Michalek
  • Detailed information about the session

Register for Jan 31, 2021



Archived sessions:

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ACB Connects!  2020 Sessions

Session 1: July 17, 2020 

  • COVID discussion with Lt. Col. Tod Addison and Chief Jonathan Crane of the West Point Band
  • Session 1 information

 Sessions 2: August 30, 2020

  • "Bioaerosol Emissions and Exposures in the Performing Arts”
  • presented by Dr. Rebecca Philips and Dr. John Volckens of Colorado State University
  • Session 2 Information

Session 3: September 27, 2020

  • Discussing Adaptable music with members of the Creative Repertoire Initiative.
  • presented by Robert Ambrose, Alex Shapiro, and Frank Ticheli
  • Session 3 Information and Links

Session 4: October 25, 2020 
Members Only 

  • "THE BANDS PLAYED ON: ACB Community Bands Transposing into a New Reality”
  • Speakers from: Greater Des Moines Community Band, Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band, Rancho Cordova,  and St Johnsbury Band, St Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
  • Session 4 Information
  • The recording of this session will only be available in the Members Area of the website.

Session 5: December 6, 2020 

  • Holiday Heart-to-Heart with Dr. Tim
  • Speaker: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Session 5  Information
  • This session was not recorded