Alfred Music Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is a complete curriculum for beginning band students to help them grow as ensemble musicians.

Read more: SBO NAMM Product of the Day: Alfred Music Sound Innovations for Concert Band

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education.

Read more: Talking Up Music Education Podcast at the NAMM Show

College music students and music faculty members connected with The NAMM Show’s global audience of  industry decision-makers this Thursday morning.  

Read more: GenNext Program at the NAMM Show 2017

Music Education Days, produced by the NAMM foundation, offers tools to music education professionals for creating even better music programs, the chance to network with the industry and each other, and an ‘insider look’ at the latest music product innovations. 

Read more: Music Education Days at the NAMM Show

Students interact with new instrumentsThe 2017 NAMM Show kicked off with the Anaheim Day of Service at Patrick Henry Elementary School on Tuesday, January 17. 


Read more: NAMM Kicks Off With Anaheim Day of Service

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester will present The Eastman Leadership Conference from June 21 to 24 where current and future music school leaders will have the opportunity to learn and discuss policies, programs, and strategies in a collaborative, professional, and musically rich environment.

Read more: Eastman Hosts Conference for Current and Future Music School Leaders

The Sphinx Organization is a national organization dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts.

Read more: The Sphinx Organization is Hiring for Director of Education Position

Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) embark on their sixth trip to Europe together in January 2017, marking the Orchestra’s 33rd tour to Europe and the 60th international tour in its distinguished history.

Read more: CSO Embarks On Seven-City European Tour

D’Addario Woodwinds created a Rico “Hero Kit” as part of a direct mail campaign to announce the re-branding of Rico to Rico by D’Addario and give thanks to the teachers who help make and keep Rico reeds the world’s leading student reed.

Read more: D'Addario Woodwinds “No Reeds Attached” Sweepstakes

Steve Zapf presented Ms. Amy Delorge from Biddeford, ME the Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year award. Amy has 26 years of teaching experience and is currently the band director at Biddeford Middle School.

Read more: Music & Arts Presents Amy Delorge With the Music Educator of the Year Award


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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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