Youngstown Area Community Concert Band

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 -

           Early Registration with discounted pricing closes February 1st!

          Register here -

For the latest ACB 2019 Convention information, please go to the ACB 2019 Web Site at

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

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

Here is a list of the Christmas music that the 2018 concerts will be selected from:   

  • Ave Maria (Stambaugh )
  • Baby, It's Cold Outside
  • A Cambridge Carol
  • Cantique De Noel
  • Carol Of The Night
  • Celtic Carol
  • Christmas Legends
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Feliz Navidad (Stambaugh )
  • A Fireside Christmas
  • Gesu Bambino (Stambaugh)
  • Go Tell It On The Mountain
  • Greensleeves
  • The Hallelujah Chorus (Stambaugh with Chorus)
  • In The Christmas Mood (Stambaugh)
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring (Stambaugh with Chorus)
  • Mary's Boy Child (Stambaugh)
  • Merry Christmas Darling/The Christmas Song (Stambaugh)
  • Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers
  • Sleigh Ride
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • The Wonder Of Christmas
  • Wonderful World Of Christmas

Dear Community Band/Ensemble Players:

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 and open the festival at 2:00 pm. 

 Interested community band and ensemble players are invited to register for the festival band.  Registration information will be available soon.  We’ll keep you posted. 

 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!

Sue Craft, TRCBF Festival Band Organizer

(Sent  to YACCB email on Saturday, Nov 24, 2018)


Christmas Program Orders

Stambaugh, Sunday, Dec. 16:

In The Christmas Mood, Mary's Boy Child, Gesu Bambino, Feliz Navidad, Merry Christmas Darling/The Christmas Song,   Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring(V),  and The Hallelujah Chorus (V).