Membership Categories

Complete a Membership Application by mail or join now online
Below are the membership categories and some of the benefits

 

STUDENT

INDIVIDUAL

FAMILY

LIFE

ORGANIZATION

CORPORATE

Dues

$15*

$30

$45**

$1,000***

$50****

$150

Membership Card

Certificate of Membership

 

 

 

 

ACB Journal

Electronic only

Periodic Informational Mailings

Voting Privileges

Annual Convention

May send 4 members. Bands may apply to perform

Exhibition

privileges

Access to

Members Area of website

Life Member Meetings and Events

 

 

 

 

 

Add Blanket Performance License

 

 

 

 

must meet criteria

 

One use of our mailing list

 

 

 

 

 

Advertising Discount

*Students must present a valid student ID from an accredited institution
**Family members must reside at the same address
*** Life membership may be made in 4 payments of $250 or one payment of $1,000
****Organizational Membership for Bands and Instrumental Ensembles

 

ASCAP/BMI BLANKET PERFORMANCE LICENSE CRITERIA (add $225)

  1. Dues-paying member of the ACB
  2. Annual gross ticket sales of less than $50,000;
  3. Annual operating budget of less than $50,000; and,
  4. No outstanding dues owed to ASCAP/BMI

Additional Notes

  • International members must pay additional postage in order to receive the ACB Journal via Postal Service.
  • Half year for half price promotion begins July 1 for new members.
    • Please note that organizations joining during the half price period and signing up for the ACB Blanket License must pay the full Blanket License fee. The ACB membership fee is reduced but licensing is full year only.

Categories of Membership

Individual

$30/year*
Includes membership card, subscription to The ACB Journal magazine and periodic informational mailings, voting privileges, participation in annual convention and convention band, and access to ACB Membership Directory and other ACB publications online (hard copies available upon request). Open to active and retired musicians, conductors, teachers and band enthusiasts.

Family

$45/year*
Includes membership card, subscription to ACB Journal magazine and periodic informational mailings, voting privileges, participation in annual convention and convention band, and access to ACB Membership Directory and other ACB publications online (hard copies available upon request). Open to active and retired musicians, conductors, teachers and band enthusiasts. Family members must reside at the same address.

Student

$15/year
Includes all membership privileges except the printed ACB Journal. The Journal may be accessed online on the ACB Website. A valid student identification from an accredited institution must be presented with application.

Life

$1,000 payable in one payment, or four (4) annual payments of $250/year
Includes all individual membership privileges, plus a membership certificate suitable for framing and invitation to the Life Member Meeting held in conjunction with the annual convention.

Organization

$50/year*; $275/year with BMI/ASCAP Blanket Performance Licensing Agreement**
Includes all individual membership privileges, plus an organizational membership certificate suitable for framing, access to the Band Builders' Manual, voting privileges and annual convention exhibition privileges. BMI/ASCAP Blanket Performance Licensing Agreement available at an additional cost for qualifying organizations. Open to bands and instrumental ensembles. (NOTE: Blanket license can not be prorated. The blanket license fee is currently $225/year.)

Corporate

$150/year
Includes all organizational membership privileges, plus one copy of our mailing list and advertising services and annual convention exhibition privileges when available. Open to music industry, music and instrument manufacturers and retailers, and related businesses and associations. Corporate members are also recognized on the Corporate Member page of the ACB web site and in The ACB Journal.