The White House Administration's fiscal year 2018 budget proposal calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and the Corporation for National and Community Services (Americorps), among other federal agencies.

Sphinx is advocating to save the NEA. Read their statement and find out what you can do: 

We stand with our friends at Americans for the Arts, holding the 30th annual Arts Advocacy Day. Advocates will meet with their congressional representatives to share their stories about the impact and transformative power that the arts have in their communities.  

What can you do?

Sign the petition

Find and contact your legislators

Send a letter to the editor of your local media

Sign up for alerts 

Visit the Action Center for more information! 



On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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Directors who make a Difference

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO?

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and tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

SBO Web Poll

This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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