Youngstown Area Community Concert Band, referred to as YACCB, was founded in 1983 and began performing in 1984. We are an open community band of 50-plus members who enjoy sharing our love of music. We are a diverse group. Our band ranges in age from high school students to senior-senior citizens. We have both professional musicians and recreational musicians, and we have a variety of occupations represented. We drive in from many counties in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. In all of this diversity, we share a common love of band music. It bonds us. We have fun, and we take our music seriously. We take pride in belonging to YACCB and endeavor to be one of the finest community band programs in northeast Ohio.
In 2023, we celebrated 40 years of existence. Click here to see our band featured on local TV.
YACCB meets year around with breaks between our summer and winter seasons.
We rehearse Thursday evenings at 7-9pm either at the
Austintown Middle School on South Raccoon Road during the school season, or at Bliss Hall at YSU in the summer months.
Interruptions to this schedule include breaks, holidays, bad weather conditions, etc. and are posted on the Members page. Notices of changes are also sent to our members via email.
Since 1990, Joseph "Joe" Pellegrini has been conducting YACCB. That’s a lot of people and a lot of music performed under his direction. YACCB members know that Joe is a quiet guy, easy-going with a dry sense of humor, and very private. At times he shares a little about his family, but mostly not.
Joe’s message: “I want all members, past, present and future, to know how proud I am to stand in front of the YACCB and make music together”. Thanks, Joe. We hope to keep you proud of us and we appreciate your leadership to help us play quality entertaining music for our audiences.
YACCB genre includes folk tunes, movie and show tunes, patriotic, pop, light music, popular tunes, and concert marches.
The word clouds contain the music we have played over the last few years - the names may be shortened.
YACCB is blessed with dedicated, talented players who perform 14-18 concerts every year. We are very appreciative of our fantastic audiences throughout eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania who constantly inspire and encourage us.
We play at parks, festivals, senior living facilities, churches, and concert series.
We have openings in all sections of our band. While we do not require auditions, we do ask that you have an interest in music and that you will continue to improve your playing skills. We expect you to be in attendance at all rehearsals, performances, and engagements to the best of your ability. Click below to read more....