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Apply to Perform

East Winds Symphonic Band will be hosting the 2016 Association of Concert Bands National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. All member ACB member bands are welcome to submit an application to perform as a featured band at the convention, to be held March 30 – April 3, 2016.  Performance opportunities will be offered the evenings of Thursday, March 31, Friday, April 1 and Saturday afternoon, April 2.  

Each performance will be 60 minutes in length.  Six or seven bands will be selected.  This is an exciting opportunity to perform for a national audience of people who share an enthusiasm for community bands.  All performances will be held at Soldiers and Sailors Hall in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The Hall is noted for excellent acoustics. 

After the selection of featured bands, we will provide the additional information needed for travel and performance in Pittsburgh.  A negotiated hotel rate is available if accommodations are needed.

To apply to perform, please submit the following materials before June 1, 2015:
(Application results will be sent via email on August 15th, 2015.)

1.  Completed Application Form. (Click here for a MS Word Version, or Click here for a PDF)
2.  30 – 60 minute Audio CD (Selections from performances within the last year).
3.  Bio for the band  (Including number of members).
4.  Bio for the conductor.
5.  Photo of the band suitable for promotional materials.
6.  Photo of the conductor suitable for promotional materials.
For other questions, you are welcome to contact Susan Sands at or 412-741-1673.

We would love to see you at ACB 2016 in Pittsburgh!

Ken Lutz and Nanette Mancuso                                                        Susan Sands
Convention Co-Chairs ACB Pittsburgh 2016                                    Conductor, EWSB