Guilbert New Members Fund

The Association of Concert Bands Board of Directors has established a special fund to encourage new individual memberships in ACB. Established in memory of the much-loved former conductor of the Plano Community Band, ACB Board member, President-Elect and (posthumous) ACB President, Tommy Guilbert, the fund has been created to further Tommy’s deep belief in his theme, “Music for Life.” The fund’s purpose is to encourage young musicians to nurture passions of band performance throughout their adult life. 

This is an opportunity for you to identify and reward that member of your band who has demonstrated Tommy’s vision, “Music for Life.” This individual could be a senior member who has encouraged young musicians, or perhaps a younger member who has demonstrated commitment to community bands and concert band music. It should be someone who would clearly benefit from the learning, performing and networking that ACB offers. 

Initial funding was provided to the Association of Concert Bands for this purpose by an ACB member who wishes to remain anonymous. These gifted memberships will be granted annually, each December, until the fund is depleted. To assist its sustainment, you or someone that you know may wish to support Tommy’s “Music for Life” theme by donating to the fund; this can be done by sending a check (marked ‘Music for Life Fund’) to the ACB Secretary,129 East Church Street, Lake Orion MI 48362   or online below.

If you have any questions, please send an email to here. Nomination process and deadlines will be communicated to ACB member bands via email each year. 

 Make a donation to Guilbert New Members Fund here.