Membership Categories

Complete a Membership Application by mail or join now online
Below are the membership categories of the Association of Concert Bands and some of the benefits

 

Student Individual Family Life Organization Corporate
Dues $15* $40 $55** $1,000*** $65**** $150
Membership Card

X

X

X

X

X

X

Certificate of Membership

 

 

 

X

X

 

ACB Journal Electronic only

X

X

X

X

X

Periodic Informational Mailings

X

X

X

X

X

X

Voting Privileges

X

X

X

X

X

X

Annual Convention

X

X

X

X

May send 4 members.
 Bands may apply to perform
Exhibition privileges
Access to Members Area of website

X

X

X

X

X

X

Life Member Meetings and Events

 

 

 

X

 

 

Add Blanket Performance License

 

 

 

 

X

must meet criteria

 

One use of our mailing list

 

 

 

 

 

X

Advertising Discount

X

X

X

X

X

X

Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music Discount

X

X

X

X

X

 
NAXOS Music Library Streaming Service

X

X

X

X

   

 

*Students must present a valid student ID from an accredited institution 
**Family members must reside at the same address 
*** Life membership may be made in 4 payments of $250 or one payment of $1,000 
****Organizational Membership for Bands and Instrumental Ensembles

ASCAP/BMI BLANKET PERFORMANCE LICENSE CRITERIA (ADD $225)

  1. Dues-paying member of the ACB
  2. Annual gross ticket sales of less than $50,000;
  3. Annual operating budget of less than $50,000; and,
  4. No outstanding dues owed to ASCAP/BMI
  5. Ensembles functioning as a concert band (such as a community band, wind ensemble, brass band).

HERITAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BAND MUSIC

Our members are able to purchase access to the Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music for $5 when they join or renew their dues. For more information see here.

NAXOS MUSIC LIBRARY (NML) MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

ACB Individual, Student, Family, and Life members are able to obtain ID and Password for free NML Music Streaming. For more information see here

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • International members must pay additional postage in order to receive the ACB Journal via Postal Service.
  • Half year for half price promotion begins July 1 for new members.
    • Please note that organizations joining during the half price period and signing up for the ACB Blanket License must pay the full Blanket License fee. The ACB membership fee is reduced but licensing is full year only.

CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP



INDIVIDUAL

$40/year*
Includes membership card, subscription to The ACB Journal magazine and periodic informational mailings, voting privileges, participation in annual convention and convention band, access to the NAXOS Music Library NML Streaming Service, and access to ACB Membership Directory and other ACB publications online (hard copies available upon request). Open to active and retired musicians, conductors, teachers and band enthusiasts.

FAMILY

$55/year*
Includes membership card, subscription to ACB Journal magazine and periodic informational mailings, voting privileges, participation in annual convention and convention band, access to the NAXOS Music Library NML Streaming Service, and access to ACB Membership Directory and other ACB publications online (hard copies available upon request). Open to active and retired musicians, conductors, teachers and band enthusiasts. Family members must reside at the same address.

STUDENT

$15/year
Includes all individual membership privileges except the printed ACB Journal. The Journal may be accessed online on the ACB Website. A valid student identification from an accredited institution must be presented with application.

LIFE

$1,000 payable in one payment, or four (4) annual payments of $250/year
Includes all individual membership privileges, plus a membership certificate suitable for framing and invitation to the Life Member Meeting held in conjunction with the annual convention.

ORGANIZATION

$65/year*;$290/year with the purchase of BMI/ASCAP Blanket Performance Licensing Agreement**
Includes all individual membership privileges (except the NAXOS Music Library), plus an organizational membership certificate suitable for framing, access to the Band Builders' Manual, voting privileges and annual convention exhibition privileges. BMI/ASCAP Blanket Performance Licensing Agreement available at an additional cost for qualifying organizations. Open to bands and instrumental ensembles. (NOTE: Blanket license can not be prorated. The blanket license fee is currently $225/year.)

CORPORATE

$150/year
Includes all organizational membership privileges (except the NAXOS Music Library), plus one copy of our mailing list and advertising services and annual convention exhibition privileges when available. Open to music industry, music and instrument manufacturers and retailers, and related businesses and associations. Corporate members are also recognized on the Corporate Member page of the ACB web site and in The ACB Journal.