Letter from the President

Art HimmelburgerI welcome you to the Association of Concert Bands’ official website.

The officers and members of the Association of Concert Bands hope you will find the information located here useful and informative. ACB is the civic and community band Flagship organization, representing several hundred adult bands throughout the United States and the World.   Take a few moments to browse our site, familiarize your-self with our organization and its mission, then, if you are not a member, please become one.  Beyond our mission statement, we also advocate for all ensemble genres contained within the grander universal band movement.  Membership applications can be found here.

Beyond the wonderful day-in day-out work we accomplish with our home organizational bands based throughout our nation and world, an annual highlight for the Association of Concert Bands is its annual national/international convention. In April of 2013, we met in San Ramon, California, for our 35th annual gathering.  This annual event becomes an educational, inspirational and enlightening experience for all those who are genuinely interested in the preservation of civic and community bands. The ACB convention band this year, comprised of conventioneers, was conducted by Commander Allen E. Beck (Ret.), the seventh leader of the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC.  We had a wonderful time.  Commander Beck is a strong advocate for community bands and adult musicians in general. We hope you will join our band advocacy organization and take advantage of this as well as many other benefits of your membership. Thank you for visiting our Association of Concert Bands website. We look forward to serving you and your community band.

Art Himmelberger