Information For New And Current Members
Almost all rehearsals are held at Ousley Junior High, 950 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX. Mondays. Doors open at 6:45 PM and rehearsal begins at 7:15 PM until 9:15 PM. Occasionally, some rehearsals are held on location of upcoming concerts but that will be clarified several weeks before it occurs.
Ousley Junior High, 950 Southeast Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76018
The Arlington Community Band operates during three seasons
- Spring: February — Early May
- Summer: June — Early July
- Fall/Winter: September — Early December
Separate Seasons allow members the flexibility to participate according to their own scheduling demands. Membership dues are $20 for Spring and $20 for Fall. If season fees are an issue, please contact the President or another Board Member. You can pay your dues one via PayPal
The Arlington Community Band has two uniforms that are needed for performances
- Men — Black tuxedo or dark suit with tux shirt and bow tie
- Women — Black floor length dress or black slacks and black shirt
The ACB “Star Shirt” which is specially made for the ACB and is available for purchase for around $35, paired with either dark slacks or shorts according to venue.
Many venues require that our members provide their own black stands. Also, the ACB is working on going more “green” by allowing each member to download and print their own music before coming to rehearsal — which keeps our hard-working librarian from guessing how many people to account for.
- Check with your section leader to find out how to download your music
ACB Governing Structure
A ten-member board governs the Arlington Community Band. Two members are appointed, while the other eight are elected. Each elected board member holds office for two years. Four board positions are elected at the Annual Meeting every year in December, which is generally during a rehearsal. If you are interested in being on the Board, please contact any board member for more information. The bylaws also contain more detailed information.
ACB uses email to let players know ahead of time if a performance has been canceled or starting times have changed for any reason. Please check your email prior to any performance especially in the event of inclement weather. If still unsure, please contact a board member or your section leader.
How do I join the Arlington Community Band?
The Arlington Community Band is comprised of adult volunteers. No audition process is required and for more information on how to join, please fill out our contact form and someone will respond to you as quickly as possible.