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Primary Creator: Association of Concert Bands (1977-2006)
Extent: 6.75 cubic feet
Arrangement: Organized in 4 series: Series 1, Administrative Files; Series 2, Financial Records; Series 3, Programming; and Series 4, Publications.
Date Acquired: 11/30/2006. More info below under Accruals.
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.
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.Â 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.Â 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.
Accruals: Additions were added to the collection on September 2010, December 2013, and January 2016 through transfers from Delbert Eisch. An additional box of papers were added on September 7, 2022 through a transfer from Raoul Camus.
Access Restrictions: None.
Acquisition Source: Association of Concert Bands, Inc. through Del Eisch, ACB Historian
Acquisition Method: 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.