Building ABC’s Future
One brick at a time for music education
The Al & Gladys Wright Center for Music Education
We are excited to announce The Al & Gladys Wright Center for Music Education building project. On June 15, 2016 the American Band College launched this new project planned for completion in Ashland, Oregon in 2017. The 10,000 square foot building will serve ABC candidates and local music groups with its large rehearsal hall, classrooms and the ABC Research Center library with over 50,000 pieces, conductor scores and recordings.
Proposed Building (click picture for diagrams)
"The Music Makers"
In concert with the building announcement,
we are also releasing a brand new book dedicated the these two icons of our
profession. Al & Gladys Wright, who have donated $500,000 toward construction of
The Al & Gladys Wright Center for Music Education and Research, have also given permission to digitize their 750-page book called “The Music Makers.” if you join the Brick Campaign and donate $200 or more, you’ll receive an online copy of this beautifully presented historic gem about their 191 years of band directing! A special gift to you for your support of this tremendous project.
Donations to help realize this Project
Donate $100 or more and you can choose to have your name on a building brick to become part of the legacy of this music building endeavor.
ABC Class and Corporate brick opportunities are also available. Click Back this Project
for more details
or choose a brick to the right.
The building planning stage has already begun and funding is the next step. We plan to start construction in early 2017 and move-in
later in the year.
pledged of $250,000.00 goal
$100 Personal Brick
Brick with inscription of your name and class year, or in honor of someone else.
$150 Personal Brick
Same as $100 brick PLUS you receive a free digital copy of the 400-page Banned Stories book.
$200 Personal Brick
Same as $100 brick PLUS you receive a free digital copy of The Al & Gladys Wright book AND a digital copy of Banned Stories!
$250 Personal Brick
Same as $100 brick PLUS you receive a free digital copy of The Al & Gladys Wright book AND a hard-bound copy of Banned Stories!
$1000 ABC Class Brick
American Band College Class Brick with 3-line inscription of your reflection
$2500 Corporate Brick
Corporate Brick with 7-line inscription of your mission, community support and goodwill