Yamaha Corporation of America and Music Exchange have donated 16 Yamaha portable 88-key keyboards and accessories to a new San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) afterschool music education program.

Read more: Yamaha Donates Keyboards to New Afterschool Program

Woodwind & Brasswind concluded Music in Our Schools Month by bringing music classroom supplies to public schools across the United States.

Read more: Woodwind & Brasswind Donate Music Classroom Supplies Throughout USA

Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One for chorus and orchestra will be premiered on May 7, 2018 by the Oratorio Society of New York (OSNY) under the direction of Kent Tritle at Carnegie Hall.

Read more: Behzad Ranjbaran's 'We Are One' to Premiere at Carnegie Hall

The Cadets of Youth Education in the Arts (YEA!) recently wrapped up their final camp prior to Spring Training at the YEA! Town Hall Meeting.

Read more: Youth Education in the Arts Hosts Town Meeting

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

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