The Arlington Concert Band (ACB), formerly the Arlington Community Band, is a wind ensemble made up of more than 50 professional music educators and dedicated, talented amateur musicians. We perform regularly throughout the community and play a variety of music, from marches, to show tunes to classical arrangements. The ACB is made up of musicians from a variety of backgrounds—from lawyers to IT professionals to retirees—but we’re all united around the ACB’s mission:
- Bring a mix of family friendly, professional music to the community for all to enjoy!
- Provide an outlet for members of the Arlington community to make playing music a lifelong activity
Rehearsals occur weekly during the school year on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at HB Woodlawn Secondary School. Membership is open without audition to all musicians; please contact the band for availability.
For music educators, the ACB provides the opportunity to keep vital performance skills sharp, exploring repertoire from grade two (challenging elementary level) through grade six (professional level). A full range of rehearsal and conducting techniques are explored during rehearsal, demonstrating best practices for rehearsal and music teaching at all levels. The collegial atmosphere facilitates the fluid exchange of ideas that help keep teachers enthusiastic and at their best.
The ACB, as part of its mission, performs throughout the community as much as possible. This includes everything from regular formal concerts, to small group performances out in the community at smaller venues and cooperative, shared concerts with various Arlington County Public Schools ensembles. Looking for FREE music at your next community event? Contact us below to request a performance.
The Arlington Concert Band is always looking for new musicians to play with us! Give us your information below & we’ll be in contact with you shortly about our open positions.
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