About the ACB

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

ACB members include bands, individuals, and corporations who are uniquely dedicated and equipped to serve the needs of adult instrumental musicians that perform in and/or lead adult concert bands. Our philosophy is manifested in such projects and goals as the ACB Band Builder’s Manual, sponsored clinics, Project Posy, and ACB music-commissioning projects.

ACB has formed Blanket Performance Licensing Agreements with both BMI and ACSAP for performance rights for its members and publishes a news magazine (The ACB Journal) three times yearly for the exchange of information among its members. The Association holds an annual convention where directors, band members, managers, industry leaders, administrators, and educators exchange personal views, share experiences, and learn from educational seminars and musical performances.