episode 1 Episode 1 - Introducing It's A Band Thing!
 Announced December 3, 2021

Welcome to the first episode of It’s a Band Thing On the show, Gail Brechting and Keith Kelly discuss their love of community bands with their guests. Gail and Keith are proud members and leaders for ACB. In this episode, we learn about our hosts and their background in music and community bands. 


keith kellyKeith Kelly -Keith, a former Irish military musician and conductor, is a worldwide music creator/thinker. He’s the founder of the Irish Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Chair of Bands of Ireland and, due to the COVID19 lockdowns and the need to connect, Keith started The Global Bandroom online community creating opportunities for ensembles and musicians to connect, learn, and perform together across borders. Keith is proud to serve as co-chair of the ACB International Committee. 

Gail Brechting

Gail Brecting - Gail is President of the Association of Concert Bands and is the conductor and music director of the West Michigan Concert Winds. She has recently been named the Director of the Adult Music Program with Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. Among her other affiliations are:  National Band Association, College Band Directors Association, an Emeritus member of Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association, the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, P.E.O. and the Women Band Directors Association.

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