Event Schedule

We are here to help you organize your visit to ACB2019.  So much to do, so little time.  As we say in Jersey, “ENJOY!”

Apr
23
Tue
Board Dinner @ TBD
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Apr
24
Wed
Board of Directors Meeting @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lion King @ Minskoff Theater
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Board bus at Woodcliff Lake Hilton for New York City.  Bus will return you in time for Dinner.

Manhattan Tour @
Apr 24 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Board bus at Woodcliff Lake Hilton for New York City.  Bus will return you in time for Dinner.

Dinner On Your Own @
Apr 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Choose from restaurants in the Woodcliff Lakes Hotel or restaurants in the surrounding area.  Ask the registration host for dining recommendations.

Raritan Valley Symphonic Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Hanover Wind Symphony @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Montgomery County Concert Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 24 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm

Montgomery County Concert Band, Lansdale, PA

The Montgomery County Concert Band was founded in April, 1995, by Stephen E. Frederick and Paul Ferla. Since its beginning the band has presented over 250 concerts for a variety of community celebrations, seasonal/park concerts and holiday events throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Players come from a variety of daily occupations and backgrounds including education, the business world, computer industry, scientists, and students. Several are retirees. All began their musical journey participating in school music programs. Many current members continued to play in groups beyond the school setting through the years, and many have joined to rekindle their love of playing band music in the concert ensemble setting. Musicians and directors are all volunteers donating their time to prepare the various programs for the community.
In the spring of 2014, the band performed for both the National Convention of the Association of Concert bands in Allentown and the PMEA Annual State Conference, in Hershey. This marked the second time the band has performed at the PMEA Conference. In 2017 the band was honored to be a recipient of the Sudler Silver Scroll Award presented by the John Philip Sousa Association as one of three outstanding community bands in the U.S. MCCB is only the fourth community band from Pennsylvania to receive this award. MCCB has presented benefit concerts for Lansdale Community Housing, Manna on Main Street and the 300th anniversary of the founding of Trappe, PA. Annually the band performs three formal concerts which include their Community Band Festival.

The band plays a varied repertoire from standard and contemporary literat=ure to the Broadway stage, classical transcriptions, marches, and patriotic medleys. Featured soloists with the band have included Philadelphia Orchestra principal tuba Carol Jantsch, trombonist Scott Shelsta, jazz saxophonist Andrew Neu plus outstanding local musicians Peter Neu, Dave Orehowsky, Dave DiValentino, Jeff Miller, Jacqueline Washam, and from the U.S. Navy Band, Souderton native soloists from the band have been Allison Kerschner, Jan Jochems, David O’Neill, Michael Langston and Ray Orehowsky. Guest conductors include Dr. Emily Threinen, Dr. Deb Confredo and Dr. Travis Weller.

Since 1999 the MCCB and the Borough of Lansdale have collaborated as an official “TubaChristmas International” site, bringing together over 70 tuba, sousaphone, euphonium and baritone players from the tri-state area.
The band is totally self-supported and a 501©(3) non-profit organization dependent entirely on donations from the public. Formal concerts during the year are free to the public, a free-will offering is accepted and appreciated. Further information about the band can be found at our website: www.montcoband.org.

After Glow Reception @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 24 @ 10:15 pm – 11:45 pm
Apr
25
Thu
Registration Desk Open @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Welcome Breakfast @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Convention Band Rehearsal @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Exhibits @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

Keynote Luncheon with Loras Schissel @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Clinic – Exercise For Healthy Musicanship @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm
The Circus Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 2:15 pm – 3:00 pm
TubaMirum – Eastman School of Music Tuba Ensemble @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Bands of the Civil War @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Downriver Community Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Band of Long Island New York @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 25 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Ringgold Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 25 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Afterglow Reception @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 25 @ 10:15 pm – 11:45 pm
Apr
26
Fri
Breakfast on Your Own
Apr 26 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Convention Band Rehearsal @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Exhibits @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

New Music Reading Clinic @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 26 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

Band Music of the Revolution @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:20 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

Art of the March with Loras Schissel @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake l - Grand Ball Room
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

Banquet @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Clinic hosted by Loras Schissel, Patrick Burns, and Steve Rosenhaus

South Jersey Area Wind Ensemble @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 26 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Eastern Wind Ensemble @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 26 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
New Jersey Wind Symphony @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 26 @ 9:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Afterglow Reception @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 26 @ 10:15 pm – Apr 27 @ 11:45 pm
Apr
27
Sat
Breakfast On Your Own
Apr 27 @ 6:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration Desk Open @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 27 @ 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Convention Band Rehearsal @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ball Room
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Lunch On Your Own
Apr 27 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Plainville Wind Ensemble @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm
The Memorial Concert Band of Colonie @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake l - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Westchester Winds @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm
Dinner On Your Own @
Apr 27 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Allentown Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Metropolitan Wind Symphony @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 8:00 pm – 8:45 pm
Convention Band @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake - Grand Ballroom
Apr 27 @ 9:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Afterglow Reception @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 27 @ 10:15 pm – Apr 28 @ 11:45 pm
Apr
28
Sun
Farewell Breakfast @ Hilton Woodcliff Lake
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am