Building ABC’s Future One brick at a time for music education



We Love Building Blocks
We continue to find important ways to use our Building Blocks for Better Bands motto through the American Band College. Our most immediate need is to add many professional-quality percussion instruments for use by the two 100-member ABC Bands. At the same time we badly need large instruments that are now outrageously expensive to ship to and from Ashland each year. This $250,000 project is being joined by Conn-Selmer, which also includes the Ludwig and Musser brands

Max and Nell McKee, through a challenge program, will match up to $50,000 of donations made by you and others. (View the very short video below regarding this important campaign.)





More About this Great Project
Donate $30, $50, $75, $100 or any other amount. If you make payment now instead of pledging to pay later, Max and Nell McKee will match your donation, doubling your contribution.  And you’ll get access to the online flipbook version of Banned Stories.

If you donate $100 or more, you’ll receive a free copy of Max’s new book “Banned Stories” when it's released May 1. And don’t forget, any amount you give may be tax deductible!

Finally, for every dollar you give, we’ll extend you a one week subscription to Bandworld Magazine (Subscription to start on May 1).


Project Timeline
Our objective is to have each and every member of every graduating ABC class, contribute something by our May 1 deadline. That will allow us time to purchase instruments and have them available for the nearly 200 candidates who are expected to attend this summer. And remember: If you pay on or before that deadline your contribution will be matched by us.

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Pledges
Pledge $30

Pay today and get Banned Stories (online). We'll also match your contribution and you receive 30 weeks free subscription to Bandworld Magazine.

Pledge $50

Pay today and we double your contribution. Also receive nearly a year's free subscription to Bandworld Magazine.

Pledge $75

Pay today and we double your contribution. Also receive 75 weeks free subscription to Bandworld Magazine.

Pledge $100

Pay today and we double your support, nearly 2 years BW subscription, plus a free copy of “Banned Stories."
View sample of upcoming book

Pledge over $100

All of the above plus some unadvertised specials we know you’ll love as much as we will love your support.


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Banned Stories

See this tiny sampler of this new book which will feature over 100 stories, many with video story tellers.
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