About ACB Connects!

ACB has been seeking ways to connect with our members to share current resources and ways to adjust to necessary restrictions. The first two ACB Connects! sessions focused on topics related to COVID-19 research and recommendations. Future sessions will expand to various other topics of interest to our members and will include interviews and panel discussions. 

 Archived sessions:

 If you have difficulty with these links, please contact [email protected].

 Session 1: July 17, 2020 pm, 4pm Eastern

  • COVID discussion with Lt. Col. Tod Addison and Chief Jonathan Crane of the West Point Band
  • Session 1 information from the West Point Band
  • View the ACB Connects! Session 1 video on YouTube 

 Sessions 2: Sunday August 30, 2020, 7 PM Eastern

Due to the time-sensitive nature of the information which will be evolving as the study continues the recording will only be available a short time

  • "Bioaerosol Emissions and Exposures in the Performing Arts”
  • presented by Dr. Rebecca Philips and Dr. John Volckens of Colorado State University
  • Session 2 Information and Links from CSU
  • View the ACB Connects! Session 2 video on YouTube

Session 3: September 27, 2020 at 7pm Eastern

  • Discussing Adaptable music with members of the Creative Repertoire Initiative.
  • presented by Robert Ambrose, Alex Shapiro, and Frank Ticheli
  • Session 3 Information and Links
  • View the ACB Connects! Session 3 video on YouTube

 Session 4: October 25, 2020 4pm Eastern (A Members Only Event)

  • "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 Detailed Information
  • The recording of this session will only be available in the Members Area of the website.

Session 5: December 6, 2020 4pm Eastern

  • Holiday Heart-to-Heart with Dr. Tim
  • Speaker: Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser
  • Session 5 speaker biography and links
  • This session was not be recorded