Apply to Perform

Eligibility to apply to perform at the ACB Convention in 2020
  • The band must have been an organizational member in 2018 and 2019
  • The band must pay their membership dues in 2020
Performance opportunities
There will be member band performances in the Ballroom at the Founders Inn on:
  • Wednesday, March 18, evening
  • Thursday, March 19 evening
  • Friday, March 20 evening
  • Saturday, March 21 afternoon
Each concert will be 45 minutes including playing and announcing.  Standard percussion equipment will be provided for each performer.   

Application Process 
  • A completed application form.
  • 40-60 minute CD of selections from performances within the last year. No DVD’s please.
  • Bio of the band
  • Bio of the conductor
  • Photo of the band suitable for promotional materials.
  • Photo of the conductor suitable for promotional materials.
  • Sample programs from your last two seasons.
  • Other materials you wish to submit in support of your application.
Submit application with materials by mail to:
    Dr. Brian Diller, Convention Audition Chair
    Department of Music
    Old Dominion University
    1339 West 49th Street
    Norfolk, Virginia 23529 
              Questions may be directed to:    Dr. Brian Diller,   757-683-4336, bdiller@odu.edu 
                Dates:
                  • Application due:  August 1, 2019
                  • Notification of acceptance:   September 1, 2019 (via email)
                      After the selection of featured bands, we will provide the additional information needed for percussion, travel and performance in Virginia Beach.  A negotiated hotel rate is available if accommodations are needed.
                        Download this information as a letter to share with your band here.