Association of Concert Bands, Inc Records, 1977-2015
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Brief Description: Consists of the business records of the Association of Concert Bands, Inc., including the organization's constitution and by-laws, meeting minutes, committee reports, records of past presidents and secretaries, financial records and annual accounting audits, annual convention programs and concert programs, photographs, sound recordings, audio-visual materials, awards and ACB publications documenting the creation and maintenance of the Association of Concert Bands between 1977 and 2011.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 12/9/103
Created by: Association of Concert Bands (1977-2006)
Volume: 6.0 cubic feet
Acquired: 11/30/2006. Additions were added to the collection on September 2010, December 2013, and January 2016 through transfers from Delbert Eisch.
Arrangement: Organized in 4 series: Series 1, Administrative Files; Series 2, Financial Records; Series 3, Programming; and Series 4, Publications.
Biographical Note for Association of Concert Bands (1977-2006) :

The Association of Concert Bands of America (ACBA) was founded in August 1977 as a not-for-profit corporation. Renamed the Association of Concert Bands (ACB), the Association remains a nonprofit New York state corporation.  ACB's members include bands, individuals and corporations who are uniquely dedicated and equipped to serve the needs of adult instrumental musicians who perform in and lead community bands.

The mission of ACB is to encourage and foster adult concert community, municipal, and civic bands and to promote the performance of the highest quality traditional and contemporary literature for band.  In addition to representing people interested in adult concert bands, ACB's philosophy is manifested in various projects and goals, such as the Band Builder's Manual for information on the establishment, funding, development, maintenance, and promotion of bands in the world community.

The Association holds an annual convention where directors, band members, managers, industry leaders, administrators, and board members assemble to exchange personal views, share experiences, and benefit from educational seminars and musical performances.

Access Restrictions: None.
Subject Index
Association of Concert Bands
Band Musicians
Genres/Forms of Material
Financial Records
Motion Pictures/Videotapes
Sound Recordings
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Association of Concert Bands, Inc. through Del Eisch, ACB Historian  Deposit agreement. For further details consult the collection control file. The term of the original agreement shall be from July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2009. This agreement may be extended for additional periods under the same terms or such other terms as may mutually be agreed upon between Association of Concert Bands, Inc. and the Sousa Archives and Center for American Music. The agreement was extented in March 2011 for an indefinite time until the Association of Concert Bands terminates this agreement.