On September 10, the Nashville Symphony will be hosting The Tchaikovsky Spectacular at the Ascend Amphitheater.

Read more: Nashville Symphony Announces The Tchaikovsky Spectacular Show

Fred J. Miller, Inc. has released what is trending this year at the band uniform company.

Read more: Fred J. Miller, Inc. Gemini Collection Trending in 2017

Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) has announced the 2017-2018 grant recipients for PlayUSA, a program that supports different American instrumental music education projects that are specifically designed to reach low-income and underserved students.

Read more: Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute Announces PlayUSA Grant Recipients

From August 8 to August 13, more than 120 classical musicians of African descent from all over the United States will perform in Rochester as part of the 2017 Gateways Music Festival.

Read more: Classical Musicians of African Descent to Perform at Gateways Music Festival

This summer, the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America will embark on its first-ever tour of Latin America.

Read more: NYO-USA Embarks on First Tour of Latin America

The University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music will be hosting a masterclass for up-and-coming orchestral conductors on Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21.

Read more: University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music Hosts Conducting Masterclass

Last weekend, 14 young pianists ages seven to 16 performed their original compositions at the annual Yamaha National Junior Original Concert (NJOC) in Cerritos, California.

Read more: 14 Young Pianists Perform at Annual Yamaha National Junior Original Concert

Juilliard Historical Performance has announced its 2017-2018 season of concerts, tours, residencies, and master classes.

Read more: Juilliard Historical Performance Announces 2017-2018 Season Schedule


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SBO Web Poll

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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