ACB COVID-19 Resources Page

We’re all in uncharted territory, navigating the new challenges of COVID-19 in our personal lives and with our band family. ACB has some new options to help with this journey. 

“COVID-19 and Bands” Forum

Concerts and rehearsals have been cancelled, challenging many bands to use video conferencing applications such as ZoomGoogle Hangouts, or Skype to keep people connected. If your band has experiences with these platforms, other ideas, or concerns to share, we welcome you to share these with others in the new COVID-19 and Bands Forum, established for discussion of the issues facing bands during and after COVID-19.  This website forum is accessible by both ACB members and non-members.   For information on the Forum, click on: COVID-19 and Bands

Aerosol Studies

The Association of Concert Bands is financially supporting two research studies looking at the risks of COVID-19 in the arts community:


Consolidated COVID-19 Conclusions/Mitigation Guidelines Summarized from 2 Studies on Aerosols


Virtual Opportunities Webpage 

Many virtual opportunities for playing and learning music have arisen. Some are hosted by ACB Members, such as The Lonestar Symphonic Wind Orchestra (Performance opportunity) and the DunedIn Concert Band (Online workshop). Others include Keith Kelly's "The Global Bandroom Podcast" and Harry Watters online warm-up lessons.  For details on these and more, visit the new: Virtual Opportunities webpage.  
Please send other similar virtual opportunities for posting to: [email protected]  

“Shelter in Play(ss) List” - NAXOS Music Library 

Enjoy the restorative power of music with the  NAXOS Music Library.  It’s   free with your ACB (Student, Individual, Family and Life Members) membership. Tom Rotondi, our Service Committee Chair, created a playlist of orchestral and band music called, “Shelter in Play(ce) List.” Other playlists by NAXOS and ACB are also available.  For information about the NAXOS benefit, how to acquire your username/password, or for an instructional video, visit our  NAXOS Music Library webpage .

Collection of Resources about COVID-19

Consolidated COVID-19 Conclusions/Mitigation Guidelines Summarized from 2 Studies on Aerosols

 A compilation of links of information shared through our forum and other means. Including links to the CDC website for considerations for community groups.

Music brings us together and joins us even when we are apart, until the time we can meet together again.