This award was created in memory of Allen E. Beck (ACB President 2005-2007), in order to recognize his leadership, not only within ACB, but in the world of concert band music. He influenced the direction of ACB during his tenure as President, and he brought more awareness to our mission and led commissions for new concert bands works. The catalyst for this award was his passing in 2016.

This award is given to those who showed exceptional Leadership within ACB and by furthering the mission of ACB, which is to foster excellence in Concert Band music through performance, education and advocacy.

This prestigious award requires approval of the ACB Board.


  • To make a nomination for this award, please see the details on the Nomination Process page.