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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-premises)
  • 01:00 pm - Speaker/Clinic/Session
  • 01:45 pm - Speaker/Clinic/Session
  • 2:30 pm - Visiting Band (TBD)
  • 3:15 pm - Visiting Band (TBD)
  • 4:00 pm - Visiting Band (TBD)
  • 5:00 pm - Dinner break (on own)
  • 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

Information for bands wishing to apply to perform

  • Eligibility:  The band must be a current member of the Association
  • Applications will open on January 1st
  • Applications are due on March 15th
  • Notification date: April 10th
  • Applying to perform in one of three 30-min concert slots on Saturday afternoon
  • Chosen Performing Bands will be required to pay a support fee of $250 by May 30th
    • This Includes:
      • warm-up time/space prior to performance
      • percussion equipment to include: snare, bass, 4 tympani, gong, vibes, xylophone, marimba, chimes, glockenspiel.
      • 5 individual registrations for the full day's events. (additional members of the band may register at the standard rates)
      • Free attendance for all members at performances and concerts
  • Agree to provide tentative program by May 30th, so that organizers may work to avoid duplication of pieces performed. 
Band Application to Perform

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 on TBA
  • 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
    • lunch
    • 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]
Band Application to Perform
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