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Carrollton, Georgia
September 20-21, 2024




ACB Regional Connections Events will bring bands and musicians from a region together for a day of collaboration, education, performance and discussion. The third of these takes place September 20 and 21 in Carrollton, Georgia  hosted by the Callanwolde Concert Band. The Friday and Saturday events will be at Mabry Center for the Arts, Carrollton, Georgia.

General Schedule


  • 7:00 pm – Concert TBA
  • 8:15 pm - University of West Georgia Wind Ensemble


  • 8:00 am - Speaker/Clinic/Session
  • 9:30 am - Music Reading Session
  • 11:30 am - Lunch  (on own)
  • 01:00 pm - Speaker/Clinic/Session
  • 01:45 pm - Speaker/Clinic/Session
  • 2:30 pm - Haywood Community Band
  • 3:15 pm - Alpharetta City Bands
  • 4:00 pm - Atlanta Wind Symphony
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner (on site)
  • 7:30 pm – Callanwolde Concert Band

Reading Session Conductor

  • Josh Byrd, Director of Bands and Professor of Music, University of West Georgia will be leading the music reading session. Biography

About the Music Reading Session

The music reading session will be a chance to play through many pieces of music. The sessions will allow musicians and directors to get a feel for a wide number of pieces across a variety of grade levels, learn about composers that may not be known to them, and allow for those playing and listening to gain perspective on the accessibility and enjoyment of a piece for their own bands.  There is little rehearsing as there is no performance beyond the reading of the music as part of the session. Those registrants who do not wish to read through the music will be the only audience.  Suggest music for the session.

Individual Registration information

  • Registration will open May/June 2024
  • Early Bird Rates: 
    • $20 student rate (K-12)
    • $45 ACB member rate
    • $75 non-member rate
  • Registration includes:
    • participation in /observation of Music Reading Session
    • attendance at all sessions/clinics/roundtables/masterclasses
    • meal
    • attendance at all performances and concerts
    • attendance at all receptions

Hotel Information

  • Information coming soon 

 Need More Information

  • If you have any other questions or would like more information, please contact Scott McElfresh,  Regional Connections Events Coordinator  at [email protected]
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