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. 

session 5 & 6

 
FUTURE SESSIONS
More information and registration details will be posted here when available.

 

Session 5: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Live Concerts During Covid -Thinking Outside the Stage

    • Join us as several ACB Band conductors participate in an open discussion of what they have been doing with their bands in recent months and what they are planning.

Session 6: Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Virtual Orientation to the Performing Arts Reading Room - Library of Congress

    • Our expert guides for this insider's tour of the Music Division will provide an orientation to what is available, how to find it, and when to ask.


ARCHIVED SESSIONS

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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
  

 Session 2: March 7, 2021

  • “Planning for Virtual Collaborations” 
  • Presentations by Tom Seaton, Sarah McElfresh and Scott Hosner from ACB
  • Session 2021-2 Information

Session 3: March 14, 2021

  • “Virtual Concerts: Nuts & Bolts of Video Production"
  • Presentation by Scott Hosner 
  • Session 2021-3 information 
 

  Session 4: April 11, 2021

  • “Virtual Performances: Tips from the US Army Field Band” 
  • Col. (Ret.) Tom Rotondi and Col. Jim Keene moderated presentations by members of the The US Army Field Band.  
  • Session  2021-4 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