The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has welcomed welcome three new full-time musicians to its ranks beginning this month for the 2018-2019 Season.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians for 2018-2019 Season

Cascio Music of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will open its doors at 10 a.m. on October 13, 2018 for their annual Drummerfest.

Read more: Cascio Music Hosts Drummerfest on October 13

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

Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s 21st annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Deadline October 21st for nominations!

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from every state in our 50 Directors Who Make a Difference issue each December. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Please nominate today, forward this email and spread the word!

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The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and youth across the United States.

Read more: Students from Parkland, Florida Record ‘Raise Your Voice’ Album

The D’Addario Foundation’s Long Island Lesson Program has evolved to become the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra, its own El Sistema program that provides robust, free music education to kids in the Copiague, New York community, where many factory employees of D’Addario & Company reside.

Read more: The Long Island Lesson Program Evolves into the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) has announced that its recent benefit shows A Concert for a Cause, featuring Herb Alpert and Lani Hall (August 10), and a Bluegrass Benefit with The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome (August 25) raised an estimated $60,000 in support of music education and music access.

Read more: Benefit Concerts for NAMM’s Museum of Making Music Raise $60,000 for Music Education Opportunities 

Mapex Marching Percussion has announced a new partnership to be the exclusive provider of marching drums to meet these needs of the Florida State University Marching Chiefs.

Read more: Mapex Marching Percussion Partners With the Florida State University Marching Chiefs

The Juilliard Orchestra's 2018-19 season will open with alumna Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, conducting the Juilliard Orchestra in a Bernstein Centennial Celebration on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 8 p.m. in Carnegie Hall.

Read more: Marin Alsop Conducts the Juilliard Orchestra on September 29 at Carnegie Hall

Katie Webster, an 18-year-old saxophonist from Seattle, has been named the 22nd recipient of the Jimmy Lyons Scholarship to Berklee College of Music, a four-year, full tuition award presented in conjunction with the Monterey Jazz Festival. She is the very first female recipient of the Lyons Award.

Read more: Katie Webster named the 22nd Jimmy Lyons Scholar to Berklee

The Musicians Hall of Fame has unveiled a new exhibit honoring the career and impact of solo musician and former Fleetwood Mac member Bob Welch, a legacy that will live on thanks to a newly created endowed scholarship in his and wife Wendy’s name at Belmont University. The opening took place right before the late Welch would have turned 73.

Read more: Belmont University Announces Bob Welch Memorial Scholarship at Exhibit Opening

Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

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