Juilliard’s AXIOM, led by Jeffrey Milarsky, will open its season with a performance of Louis Andriessen’s De Staat (The Republic) on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 3 p.m. in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater as part of the New York Philharmonic’s The Art of Andriessen celebration.

Read more: Juilliard's AXIOM Performs Louis Andriessen's 'De Staat' on October 14

Sphinx Virtuosi will return to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

Read more: Sphinx Virtuosi Returns to Carnegie Hall

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has welcomed welcome three new full-time musicians to its ranks beginning this month for the 2018-2019 Season.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians for 2018-2019 Season

Cascio Music of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will open its doors at 10 a.m. on October 13, 2018 for their annual Drummerfest.

Read more: Cascio Music Hosts Drummerfest on October 13

Submit your nominations for SBO’s 21st annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” honor. As we now celebrate over 20 years of recognizing outstanding band, orchestra or other instrumental program educators, you can help celebrate a co-worker, former teacher you may have been influenced by, or another amazing director who brings music to the life of students.  

“We have honored 1000 amazing directors over the past 20 years, selected from submissions from students, colleagues, alumni, band parents, administrators and more,” says SBO editor Mike Lawson. “This country has so many great music educators. We have band directors nominating their assistants, assistants nominating their directors, it's a wonderful process. Reading the submissions and working with our nomination team to make the final selections each year is a difficult but heartwarming process.”

School Band and Orchestra magazine will honor a director from every state, so even if you work in Texas but were raised in Florida and want to nominate your middle school director from your home state, you can do that. 

Nominations are accepted through October 21, 2018, for this very special issue.

Visit http://sbomagazine.com/directors-who-make-a-difference.html to nominate a director who is making a difference! 

To view last year's 20th annual issue, visit http://http://sbomagazine.com/digital-archives.html.

The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and youth across the United States.

Read more: Students from Parkland, Florida Record ‘Raise Your Voice’ Album

The D’Addario Foundation’s Long Island Lesson Program has evolved to become the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra, its own El Sistema program that provides robust, free music education to kids in the Copiague, New York community, where many factory employees of D’Addario & Company reside.

Read more: The Long Island Lesson Program Evolves into the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) has announced that its recent benefit shows A Concert for a Cause, featuring Herb Alpert and Lani Hall (August 10), and a Bluegrass Benefit with The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome (August 25) raised an estimated $60,000 in support of music education and music access.

Read more: Benefit Concerts for NAMM’s Museum of Making Music Raise $60,000 for Music Education Opportunities 

Mapex Marching Percussion has announced a new partnership to be the exclusive provider of marching drums to meet these needs of the Florida State University Marching Chiefs.

Read more: Mapex Marching Percussion Partners With the Florida State University Marching Chiefs

The Juilliard Orchestra's 2018-19 season will open with alumna Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Juilliard Orchestra in a Bernstein Centennial Celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall.

Read more: Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra on September 29 at Carnegie Hall

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Click here to nominate a director 

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