The ACB offers many resources. Some are available to members only and some are available via link from our web site.
core instrumentation of the "typical" american community concert band: an approach to scoring guidelines for composers and arrangers
Composer/Conductor David Avshalomov conducted an online survey in 2012 to determine typical instrumentation of a community band. His full study, including raw survey results can be downloaded from this page. The ACB Journal October 2012 issue includes an article with a summary of his findings from the 2012 online. For more information on the study or to contact him directly, please visit his web site. Santa Monica Compser/Conductor David Avshalomov (www.davidavshalomov.com)
The ACB thanks David for sharing this information with the public.
Click here to review or download the Instrumentation Survey by David Avshalomov.
Instrumentation Survey D Avshalomov (392 KB)
E-Book: Building Your Audience
ACB member David Miller has compiled tips on Building your Audience… these tips were presented at an ACB Convention clinic and now available in e-book form. David has graciously offered this e-book to the public in hopes that more people will become aware of the ACB and its many resources.
Click here to browse or download “Building Your Audience To Standing Room Only” by David P. Miller.
Building Your Audience by David Miller (1492 KB)
ACB Blanket Performance License with BMI and ASCAP
The Association of Concert Bands has negotiated very favorable rates on performance licensing with both BMI and ASCAP. Please click on the link for more information about this discount available to ACB member organizations.
The ACB Journal and ACB Band Builder's Manual
The ACB Journal is published three times per year, and contains articles of interest to the amateur musician, band directors, and leadership teams of community bands. The Band Builder's Manual has been developed over the years and is periodically updated. Contributing authors provide ideas on building an audience, fundraising, starting a band, inviting guest conductors, and many other topics of interest to bands. The ACB Journal and ACB Band Builder's Manual are available to members only.
Community Music List
The ACB sponsors the Community Music Link, but does not maintain this listing. When you click on the link to visit the Community Band List you are leaving the ACB web site.
The ACB sells the DVD of Frederick Fennell rehearsing the U.S. Navy Band for a performance of Grainger's Lincolnshire Posy. Please click on the link for more information on this informative resource.
The ACB web site provides links to various online resources geared specifically to community bands and recreational musicians. These links are for your convenience and are not sponsored by the ACB. If you have suggestions for other links to be added, please contact the ACB Web Master and we will consider adding them to the list.
Corporate Members of ACB have provided links to their web sites on the Corporate Members page of the ACB web site.