Bands & VIPs


Congratulations to the ACB member bands and high schools chosen to perform at Forté in Buffalo! Each band chosen via blind audition will perform at either the high school band showcase performances taking place prior to the nightly concerts, or at the nightly concerts themselves.  Both ensemble classes have the unique opportunity to workshop with, and perform a piece under the baton of, one of the convention composers-in-residence. We look forward to seeing you all in 2018!

ACB Member Bands

American Legion Band of the Tonawandas, Tonawanda NY, Michael Shaw, Director

Buffalo Silver Band, Buffalo NY, Bill Cocca, Director

Erie County Wind Ensemble, Amherst NY, John Maguda, Director

Grand Street Community Band, Brooklyn NY, Brian Worsdale, Director

Perinton Concert Band, Perinton NY, Charles Van Buren, Director

Plainville Wind Ensemble, Plainville CT, Kenneth Bagley, Director

West Michigan Concert Winds, Spring Lake MI, Gail A. Brechting, Conductor 

Westerville Concert Band, Westerville OH, Larry Klabunde, Director

High School Bands

Cheektowaga Central High School Concert BandShawn Rydzik, Director

Clarence High School Wind EnsembleLouis Vitello, Director

Hamburg High School Wind EnsembleLarry Dubill, Director

Kenmore East High School Concert BandPhil Aguglia, Director

Lancaster High School Symphonic BandRichard Goss, Director