TAMA Marching, the Oregon Crusaders Drum & Bugle Corps and OC Indoor have partnered for the 2018 season.

Read more: TAMA Marching Announces Partnership with the Oregon Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps

The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research, a division of the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, has announced eight grant recipients for its fall 2017 cycle.

Read more: The Paul R. Judy Center for Innovation and Research Announces Grant Recipients

The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition (GMEC), a nonprofit collective, was announced today with the goal of increasing the number of youth actively participating in music in U.S. public schools.

Read more: The GRAMMY Music Education Coalition Launches to Support Music Education

Yamaha Corporation of America, in partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation (MHOF), has invited people across the U.S. and around the world to join the company’s “Share the Gift” campaign in an effort to help rebuild music education programs devastated by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

Read more: Yamaha Starts ‘Share the Gift’ Campaign to Help Schools Affected by Recent Hurricanes

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome conductor Giancarlo Guerrero and pianist Daniil Trifonov for concerts featuring Tchaikovsky’s "Romeo and Juliet" Fantasy Overture, Trifonov’s own 2014 Piano Concerto, and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, the “Scottish.”

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes Guerrero and Trifonov

Yamaha has announced that the application process for the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) competition is now open.

Read more: Applications for the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Now Open

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it has received new and increased support totaling $18.5 million from four foundations: the William Davidson Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, and the Dresner Foundation.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Announces New Foundation Support

Yamaha has announced that Broken City Percussion (BCP) has opted to use Yamaha marching and concert instruments exclusively.

Read more: Broken City Percussion Opts to Use Yamaha Marching and Concert Instruments Exclusively

The D’Addario Foundation has announced it will partner with Hungry for Music, Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony, Instruments in the Cloud, and Lyft to host an instrument collection event at D’Addario & Company headquarters in Farmingdale, Long Island on Thursday, November 2 from 1-4 p.m.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Hosts Instrument Collection Event

On Thursday, November 9, 16 Music & Arts warehouses across the U.S. will be open to the public for the first time for a warehouse sale. From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., customers will be able to score open-box brand-name instruments, accessories, and sheet music at low prices.

Read more: Music & Arts Hosts National Warehouse Blowout Sale

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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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