Categories of Membership

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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.

*ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • International members must pay additional postage in order to receive the ACB Journal via Postal Service. Otherwise, the ACB Journal will be available online only.
  •  Canadian members add $15/year for postage
  •  Other International members add $30/year for postage

Half year for half price promotion begins July 1. 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.

**ACB BLANKET PERFORMANCE LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH BMI AND ASCAP

Any Organizational Member of the ACB meeting each of the following criteria is eligible for the ACB Blanket Performance License from BMI/ASCAP for an annual fee of $225:

  1. Dues-paying member of the Association of Concert Bands;
  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.
  5. This fee cannot be prorated. It covers calendar year.