The ACB is a versatile music ensemble that revels in the opportunity to bring to our audiences everything from classical and traditional music to pop, jazz, movie scores and even music selected from popular video games! In our 2011 concert season, the ACB included several unique selections in our performances, including a musical background to a video presentation of “Godzilla takes Vegas” and a live musical accompaniment to a professional reading of the famous poem “Casey at the Bat”.
Please see our upcoming schedule of concerts.
We also are eager to bring our music to all of the people of the Atlanta area, so along with our regular concert venues we have made a great effort to bring the band to different areas around Atlanta, performing at suitable high school auditoriums, churches and synagogues around the metro area. The performances are presented to the general public and/or special audiences, free of charge much of the time. We are striving to provide accessibility to the arts to populations for whom concert attendance may not be a common opportunity.
In addition, this year a new initiative has been started by ACB to expand our outreach efforts for music education to Georgia's youth, with a goal to connect with schools and educational programs throughout the area and provide concerts, mentoring and unique connections with the live performance arts.
Note: The Atlanta Concert Band is a traditional concert band or community band, with a dual mission of bringing arts to our community and providing a forum for arts education to the next generation. Emphasis is on:
One key mission of the Atlanta Concert Band is performing arts education, and in 2012 we have stepped up our commitment to young people throughout Atlanta and beyond. Many of our band members are active or former educators themselves, and we know the value that performing arts can bring to the next generation.
We have historically focused one or more of our concerts each year on reaching out to youth and introducing them to great music. However, in a more proactive approach this year, we are trying to take the message to the schools, using some of our smaller and more portable ensembles within the band to assist and perform directly in schools throughout the Atlanta region. We are happy to coordinate opportunities as schedules permit; if you are associated with a local school's arts programs and would like to discuss how we can work with you, please contact us (see the Contact Us page) and we'll do our best to bring our experienced musicians to your school or community.
In addition to performances, we are spinning up some surprising new ventures to help make arts education more universal in the Atlanta area – watch this space for updates on mentoring programs, web-based master classes and more. We are excited about the positive impact we can have on our community!
Roswell Cultural Arts Center