ACB Member Benefits

By being a member of the ACB, you help support ACB activities and projects such as:

  • Encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands
  • Promote performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for bands
  • Advocate on a national scale

All members receive a subscription to the ACB Journal magazine and periodic, informational mailings, voting privileges, participation in annual convention and convention band, and access to the ACB Membership Directory and other publications online (hard copies available upon request).

All members receive:

  • Member discounts at participating suppliers
  • Access to reference materials in member area of
  • Access to the ACB Membership Directory on the ACB website
  • Access to a toll-free number for questions and answers at 1-800-726-8720

Complete a Membership Application or join online to join today!

Annual ACB convention

  • Held in a different location each year and hosted by a member band
  • Band directors, members and managers, as well as music history leaders, administrators, and board members, meet to exchange personal views and share experiences
  • Educational seminars and clinics
  • Participate in the convention band led by well-known conductors
  • Performance by selected community bands
  • Networking among professional and fellow community band musicians

ACB Journal

  • Published three times per year
  • Exchange of information among people involved in adult concert bands
  • Articles about and by band people
  • Band CD reviews, new music reviews
  • ACB Program Exchange page
  • News about member bands
  • Information on music conventions, tours, adult band camps, festivals, and travel opportunities
  • Annual ACB Convention coverage

Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music

Our members are able to purchase access to the Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music for $5 when they join or renew their dues. For more information see here.


ACB Individual, Student, Family, and Life members are able to obtain ID and Password for free NML Music Streaming.  For more information see here

ACB Band Builder's Manual and other helpful documents

  • Available in the member area of the ACB web site
  • Provides information on the establishment, funding, development and maintenance, and promotion of adult bands

Organizational member benefits

In addition to the member benefits stated above, organizational members have the opportunity to purchase an annual blanket performance license and an extremely reduced rate, and can register up to 4 band members for the annual ACB convention.

ACB Blanket License for BMI and ASCAP

Performance rights to ACB dues-paying Organizational Members for annual fee of $225

Corporate Member Benefits

In addition to the member benefits stated above, corporate members are listed on our web site, may send one mailing per year to ACB members, and have the opportunity to purchase advertisements in the ACB Journal at a reduced rate.