"COVID-19 and Bands"  Discussion Forum

This forum is open to ACB Members and non-members for the discussion of the issues bands face related to COVID-19.  Everyone must login to participate in the forum.

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Possible discussion topics: 

  • Keeping the band connected while social distancing
  • Rehearsal space issues
  • Maintaining band membership
  • Virtual performances (tips, software, click tracks)
  • Implementing social distancing in rehearsals and concert
  • Ensuring audience safety
  • Preparing for summer concerts/Preparing for the fall/or next spring
  • Most of our concerts are performed at assisted living facilities, what do we do?
  • Adjusting the repertoire
  • Meeting financial obligations

 Plus many other issues facing community bands

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  Collection of COVID-19 Research links and Descriptive Articles/Blogs is a compilation of some of the resources that have been shared in the forum for ease in finding.  It is not intended to be a complete list of information shared in the forum nor is it updated daily, so be sure to visit the forum.



Disclaimer: The views, information, or opinions expressed in this forum are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of the Association of Concert Bands and its employees or members. The information contained in this forum is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.