ACB Connects!

ACB Connects!  is a series of live sessions to connect with our members.  These sessions started as a way  to share current resources and ways to adjust to necessary restrictions with sessions focused on topics related to COVID-19 research and recommendations. 


2021-2 session graphic

March 7, 2021, 4pm Eastern
Planning for Virtual Collaborations

  • “Planning for Virtual Collaborations” will begin a multi-part series on Virtual Concerts. In this session, the ACB Team will present considerations for music selection, how to get the necessary rights (print and synchronization), creating files to give to the musicians and suggested guidelines for recording at home.
  • Welcome and comments by ACB President Susan Sands
  • Presentation of Music Considerations by ACB Board Member and Music Director of the Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band Tom Seaton
  • -Presentation of Copyright Considerations by ACB Membership Chair Sarah McElfresh
  • Presentation of Technical Considerations by Musician and Virtual Tech Artist for Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band Scott Hosner
  • Session 2021-2 Information

registration button


 Archived sessions:

 If you have difficulty with these links, please contact [email protected]When clicking on the video, you may wish to select "View Full Screen" when the video starts to play.

ACB Connects!  2021 Sessions

Session 1: January 31, 2021

  • Benefits of ACB Membership: Spotlight on NAXOS Music Library
  • presentations by John Sells of NAXOS Music library and Sarah McElfresh from ACB
  • Session2021-1  information

ACB Connects!  2020 Sessions

Session 1: July 17, 2020 

  • COVID discussion with Lt. Col. Tod Addison and Chief Jonathan Crane of the West Point Band
  • Session 1 information

 Sessions 2: August 30, 2020

  • "Bioaerosol Emissions and Exposures in the Performing Arts”
  • presented by Dr. Rebecca Philips and Dr. John Volckens of Colorado State University
  • Session 2 Information

Session 3: September 27, 2020

  • Discussing Adaptable music with members of the Creative Repertoire Initiative.
  • presented by Robert Ambrose, Alex Shapiro, and Frank Ticheli
  • Session 3 Information and Links

Session 4: October 25, 2020 
Members Only 

  • "THE BANDS PLAYED ON: ACB Community Bands Transposing into a New Reality”
  • Speakers from: Greater Des Moines Community Band, Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Rancho Cordova River City Concert Band, Rancho Cordova,  and St Johnsbury Band, St Johnsbury, Vermont, United States
  • Session 4 Information
  • The recording of this session will only be available in the Members Area of the website.

Session 5: December 6, 2020 

  • Holiday Heart-to-Heart with Dr. Tim
  • Speaker: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Session 5  Information
  • This session was not recorded