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Plano/Richardson, Texas
June 14-15, 2024

 

 

 

ACB Regional Connections Events will bring bands and musicians from a region together for a day of collaboration, education, performance and discussion. The second of these takes place June 14 and 15, 2024, in Richardson, Texas hosted by the Plano Community Band. The Friday and Saturday events will be at Richardson High School.

General Schedule

Friday

  • 4:00 pm - Registration Opens
  • Dinner on own 
  • 7:00 pm - Performance
  • 8:15 pm - Performance

Saturday

  • 8:00 am - Music Reading Session #1 conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon
  • 9:15 am - Parallel Sessions
  • 10:15 am - Music Reading Session #2 conducted by Eugene Migliaro Corporon
  • 11:30 -  Parallel Sessions
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:45 pm - Session
    • Don’t Be Square
    • Clinician: Stockton Helbing, composer/arranger/producer/educator
  • 3:00 pm - Performance
  • 4:15 pm -Performance
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner break (on own)
  • 6:45 pm - Performance
    • Plano Community Band 
    • Conductor: Joe Frank, Jr.
    • Plano, Texas
  • 8:00 pm - Performance
    • Lone Star Wind Orchestra
    • Conductor:   Eugene Migliaro Corporon
    • Dallas, Texas 

Reading Session Conductor

  •  Eugene Migliaro Corporon, Director of Wind Studies, College of Music, University of North Texas. will be leading the music reading session. biography

About the Music Reading Session

The music reading session will be a chance to play through many pieces of music. The sessions will allow musicians and directors to get a feel for a wide number of pieces across a variety of grade levels, learn about composers that may not be known to them, and allow for those playing and listening to gain perspective on the accessibility and enjoyment of a piece for their own bands.  There is little rehearsing as there is no performance beyond the reading of the music as part of the session. Those registrants who do not wish to read through the music will be the only audience. Suggest music for the session.

Individual Registration information

  • Rates until May 1, 2024: 
    • $20 student rate (K-12)
    • $45 ACB member rate
    • $75 non-member rate
  • Rates after May 1, 2024
    • $20 student rate (K-12)
    • $55 ACB member rate
    • $85 non-member rate
  • Registration includes:
    • participation in /observation of Music Reading Session
    • attendance at all sessions/clinics/roundtables/masterclasses
    • lunch
    • attendance at all performances and concerts
    • attendance at all receptions
Individual Registration

Hotel Information

Residence Inn Dallas Plano/Richardson
1705 E. George Bush Hwy, Plano, TX 75074
-Rate: $119 plus tax, per night ($136.85 tax inclusive per night)
-Single King Studio Suites w/ pull-out couch (Sleeps 4 Guests)
-Breakfast Included, Full hot breakfast buffet
-Outdoor Pool
-24-Hour Fitness Center
If you call for reservations, mention "Plano Community Band" 
The Cut-off date for these guest rooms will be Tuesday, May 14, 2024
 Make Hotel Reservation

Local Information

 Need More Information

  • If you have any other questions or would like more information, please contact Scott McElfresh,  Regional Connections Events Coordinator  at [email protected]