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Omaha, Nebraska
April 26-27, 2024




ACB Regional Connections Events will bring bands and musicians from a region together for a day of collaboration, education, performance and discussion. The first of these takes place April 26 and 27, 2024, in Omaha, Nebraska, hosted by the Nebraska Wind Symphony. The Friday and Saturday events will be at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

General Schedule

Tentative Schedule:  


  • 7:30 pm - Concert by UNO Wind Ensemble


  • 8:30 am - Session
  • 9:30 am - Music Reading Session
  • 11:30 am Lunch in UNO Ballroom
  • 12:45 pm - Performance
  • 1:45 pm - Session
  • 2:45 pm - Performance
  • 3:45 pm - Session
  • 4:45 pm - Performance
  • 5:30 pm - Dinner break (on own)
  • 7:30 pm - Nebraska Wind Symphony concert

Reading Session Conductor

  • Dr. Joshua Kearney, Director of Bands, University of Nebraska at Omaha 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 to apply and must continue their membership in 2024
  • Applications are due: November 10, 2023
  • Notification date: December 10, 2023
  • Applying to perform in one of three 45-min concert slots on Saturday (12:45pm,  2:45 pm,  4:45pm)
  • Chosen Performing Bands will be required to pay a support fee of $250 by January 31, 2024
    • This Includes:
      • warm-up time/space prior to performance
      • percussion equipment to include: snare, bass, 4 tympani, gong, vibes, xylophone, marimba, chimes, glockenspiel, piano.
      • 5 individual registrations for the full day's events. (additional members of the band may register at the standard rates)
      • recording of the performance
      • Free attendance for all members at performances and concerts
  • Agree to provide tentative program by January 31, 2024, 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.

Individual Registration information

  • Registration will open in December 2023
  • 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

  • Hampton Inn Omaha Midtown-Aksarben Area
    1401 South 72nd Street
    Omaha, Nebraska, 68124
    Event registration Code: CHHWND
    Make your reservation by April 5th for the event rate.

    Use the button below or call and mention registering for the regional ACB convention, hosted by the Nebraska Wind Symphony, to get the discounted rate.

Make Hotel Reservation

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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