ACB 2019 Convention | April 24 – 28, 2019 | Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey


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Convention Band Concerts

ACB will feature 14 community bands, selected by audition, for their high level of performance.  Each band will be presenting a  wide range of exciting and challenging repertoire.


From Civil War to Circus bands and a whole lot in between, scheduled clinics provide great learning experiences.  Check them out.

ACB 2019 Convention Special Guests


Colonel Timothy J. Holtan
Convention Band Conductor

Colonel Holtan will be conducting the ACB 2019 Convention Band. Colonel Holtan holds the distinction of being the first officer to command all three of the Army’s premier bands.

Loras Schissel

Loras Schissel

As well as being a senior musicologist at the Library of Congress, Mr. Schissel is conductor of the Blossom Festival Band.

Joseph Alessi

Joseph Alessi
Trombone Soloist

Joseph Alessi is Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and is widely recognized for his virtousity.  Mr. Alessi will be soloing with the Eastern Wind Symphony.

ACB 2019 Exhibitors and Advertisers

The New Jersey Wind Symphony wishes to thank exhibitors and advertisers who are supporting the ACB 2019 Big Apple Convention

Bandworks Publications

Claude T. Smith Publications
Keith The Pool Tech

Lesbian Gay Band Association
Manhattan Concert Productions

Mark Custom Recording

Praise Hymn Fashions
Siegfried’s Call