ACB: 2019 "Big Apple Convention" Registration Open!


The New Jersey Wind Symphony welcomes you to the Association of Concert Bands Big Apple Convention in Woodcliff Lake NJ! The NJWS is planning an exciting convention that will provide an enriching musical experience!


  • The Keynote Speaker this year is conductor, composer, orchestrator and clinician, Loras John Schissel, who brings his vast concert band conducting experience and engaging personality to the forefront.
  • The 41st ACB Convention Band will be led by the renowned Col. Timothy Holton.
  • Don Harry will be presenting a performance with an ensemble from his acclaimed Tuba Mirum from the Eastman School of Music.
  • A variety of clinics will enrich your desire to expand your musical achievements.


The ACB 2019 Convention is located a short distance from New York City. Travel to the city on your own or take advantage of two ACB sponsored tours.


  • A top rated guided bus tour of Midtown Manhattan to see Times Square, Rockefeller Center, and Lincoln Center and more.
  • Mezzanine seats to the “World’s #1 Musical” The Lion King at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway with bus transportation included. Ticket sales for Lion King end January 14! You must be registered for the convention to purchase your tickets.


Important ACB 2019 Information


           Convention Dates: April 24—28, 2019

           Location: Woodcliff Lake Hilton Hotel, Woodcliff Lake, N.J.

           Hotel reservations can be made here - http://acb2019.org/hotel-and-travel/

           Early Registration with discounted pricing closes February 1st!

          Register here - http://acb2019.org/register/


For the latest ACB 2019 Convention information, please go to the ACB 2019 Web Site at http://acb2019.org

The New Jersey Wind Symphony looks forward to seeing you in April!


(Sent  to YACCB email on Thursday, Nov 29, 2018)

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New Protocol for Section Coordinators

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Play Lists for Summer Concerts 2019


Saturday, July 6 - Boardman Park  8-9:45pm prior to fireworks display

Patriotic Salute
America First March
Good Ol West
Disney At The Movies
Let Freedom Ring
Son's Of Veterans
The Blue and The Gray
Gettysburg
Fanfare For The Common Man
Duty, Honor, Country
Marches of the Armed Forces
Hymn To The Fallen
God Bless America
America, The Beautiful
Stars And Stripes Forever

The annual Three Rivers Community Band Festival will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Upper St. Clair High School.  Performing bands are the Canfield (Ohio) Community Concert Band, Community Band South, and East Winds Symphonic Band.  In addition, a new festival band will rehearse that morning followed by lunch and then open the festival at 2:00 pm.


Christopher Nichter, Director of Bearcat Bands at the University of Cincinnati, will be the 2019 festival band guest conductor.  Previously, he held the position of Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Director of Athletic Bands at West Virginia University in Morgantown. As an undergraduate, he was a four-year member of the WVU Marching Band, where he was named the ensemble’s Outstanding Section Leader (tuba) in 2002.  We hope you’ll be able to join Chris for another great festival band experience!

Registration Deadline for the Festival Band is past. 

Click here to access their website for more information.


Youngstown Area Community Concert Band