Many D’Addario-endorsed groups won big at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Championships, winning six medals and announcing six artists joining the roster.  

Read more: D’Addario-Endorsed Groups Win Big at the 2018 WGI

From April 17 through 19, Dayton Public Schools (DPS) celebrated the rebirth of its long-dormant instrumental music program, with Yamaha Corporation of America on hand to help make it happen.

Read more: Yamaha Helps Dayton Public Schools Restore Instrumental Music Program

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has welcomed Dr. Nola Jones as the Southeast Region Educational Support Manager beginning in September of 2018. 

Read more: Jones Named Educational Support Manager for SE United States

The Juilliard School has announced that alumnus Wynton Marsalis, trumpeter, director of Juilliard Jazz Studies, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will address the graduates at the school's 113th commencement ceremony, which takes place Friday, May 18, 2018, at 11a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

Read more: Marsalis to Deliver the Commencement Address at Juilliard's 113th Commencement Ceremony

Both the president Gary Spears and the CEO Ron Van Ostenbridge of Bari Woodwinds have introduced a new attitude at Bari.

Read more: Bari Woodwinds Announces 'New Attitude'

Tim Elvy, president of Elvy Sound Solutions, the exclusive distributor for Brand Synthetic Mouthpieces for brasswind instruments, has announced that Elvy Sound Solutions and Brand Mouthpieces are teaming up to sponsor two marching bands with up to 20 brand mouthpieces per band.

Read more: Elvy Sound Solutions Announces Band Sponsorships

Yamaha-equipped performers made a strong showing at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion and Winds World Championships, with seven of the 18 awards going to groups exclusively using Yamaha marching instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Ensembles Win Seven Medals at 2018 Winter Guard International Championships

Interlochen Arts Camp has announced the start of a new day camp experience for local residents, offering top-level arts instruction to their northern Michigan neighbors at a substantial tuition savings.

Read more: Interlochen Arts Camp Announces New Day Camp

Conductor Fabien Gabel will make his second appearance in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017-2018 Season in a pair of concerts with guest cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.

Read more: Fabien Gabel Returns to DSO to Conduct Program of French Music

Hal Leonard is celebrating a major milestone for their Choral YouTube channel, as the “Hal Leonard Choral” channel has surpassed 20,000 subscribers.

Read more: Hal Leonard Celebrates Educational YouTube Milestone

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