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There is still time to submit your nominations for SBO’s 20th annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” honor. As we celebrate 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 950 amazing directors over the past 19 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. This year, we will reach the milestone of 1000 directors honored! 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 each 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 31, 2017, 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 19th annual issue, visit http://http://sbomagazine.com/digital-archives.html.



 


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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