Welcome to the Association of Concert Bands

A little about who we are

The mission of the Association of Concert Bands is to foster excellence in Concert Band music through performance, education, and advocacy.

Our members include concert community bands, band directors, individual members, and Corporate members. Click on About Us to find out more about ACB or check our list of Resources.

Become a Member

Your Association of Concert Bands membership shows your commitment to community bands and concert band music. As community band enthusiasts, we want to play, we want to have fun playing, and we want to make our band better. Network with ACB for help in building your audience, fundraising, finding fun themed concerts, and much more.

From July 1st- Oct 1st, we offer half price membership dues to new members for the remainder of the year.  Now is a great time to join the ACB. 

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Access the NAXOS Music Library, a FREE benefit available to all ACB Individual, Student, Family, and Life members. The NAXOS Music Library is a music streaming service with over 2 million recordings.

Login to the Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music, a service that contains comprehensive information on composers, band works, and thousands of program notes. Subscription is offered to ACB members for a very low annual fee, $5 per calendar year. 

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Regional Connections Events

Regional Connections Events are ACB-sponsored events that will bring bands and musicians from a region together for a day of collaboration, education, performance and discussion. In 2024 they will take place in Omaha, Nebraska, Plano, Texas, and Carrollton, Georgia.

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ACB 2025 Convention

We’re excited to announce our 2025 Convention in Fort Smith, Arkansas. ACB 2025 “Music on the Frontier” will take place June 4-8, 2025.  

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