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Jack Fowler and of the American band Sleeping with Sirens perform live during a concert at the Postbahnhof on February 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Jack Fowler of the American band Sleeping with Sirens performs live during a concert at the Postbahnhof on February 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

The American Bandmasters Association : History

 

Below: One of the first gatherings of ABA members.



AMERICAN BANDMASTERS ASSOCIATION


The American Bandmasters Association, founded in 1929, with John Philip Sousa as Honorary Life President, recognizes outstanding achievement on the part of Concert Band conductors and composers. The current membership (invitational) comprises approximately 300 band conductors and composers in the USA and Canada, and 80 Associate Members (music businesses and corporations that provide significant services to bands and to the publication of band music.)



 

The objectives of ABA are:

* the recognition of outstanding achievement in the field of Concert Band and its music

* helpfulness and fellowship among members

* an increasingly higher standard of artistic excellence for the Concert Band, its performers, conductors, and literature

* a constantly greater contribution through the Concert Band to the musical life and culture of all peoples.
 

The American Bandmasters Association

and Justin Hills of the American band Sleeping with Sirens perform live during a concert at the Postbahnhof on February 23, 2016 in Berlin, Germany.

Jon Newsom, "The American Brass Band Movement in the Mid-Nineteenth Century", , edited by Frank J. Cipolla and Donald Hunsberger (Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 1994), p. 90.