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ACB Convention in Virginia Beach – CANCELLED

March 20 @ 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Update on March 12, 2020: The Association of Concert Bands has cancelled their 2020 Convention in Virginia Beach.

The Charlottesville Municipal Band to perform in Virginia Beach

The Charlottesville Municipal Band will open its 98th season with a performance at the Founders Inn and Spa in Virginia Beach on Friday, March 20 at 7:30 pm. as part of the Association of Concert Bands 2020 Convention.  The band is one of eight community bands from around the Commonwealth to be selected to perform at this 42nd annual gathering of Community Bands.  The mission of the Association of Concert Bands is to foster excellence in Concert Band music through performance, education, and advocacy. The Association of Concert Bands was formed to support adult concert, community, and municipal bands. Members include bands, adult musicians, conductors, composers, and corporations who are dedicated and equipped to serve the needs of musicians that perform in and/or lead adult concert bands.  There are more than 600 member bands in the United States and Great Britain.  The Association has an annual Young Composers Award program and assists members bands with a blanket performance license, a music repertoire listing and music streaming service.

The 80 member Charlottesville Municipal Band and its five ensembles, under the direction of Stephen R. Layman, perform more than 40 programs in Central Virginia each year including 11 full symphonic concerts (3 seasonal programs, a six-concert Summer Series, Piedmont Virginia Community College Graduation and July 4 Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello) and more than 30 ensemble programs for schools, community groups, and retirement villages.  All programing by the band is free and open to the public.  Founded in 1922, the band is one of the oldest continuously operating bands in the country and looks forward to its Centennial season in 2022.  More information about the band can be found at  You can also follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


More information about the ACB Convention can be found here:


March 20
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM


Founders Inn and Spa
Virginia Beach, VA 23464 United States + Google Map
The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, Inc. © 2020
A 501(c)(3) organization #54-6000058

1119 Fifth Street SW - Suite B
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-6480