Yamaha-equipped performers made a strong showing at the 2018 Winter Guard International (WGI) Percussion and Winds World Championships, with seven of the 18 awards going to groups exclusively using Yamaha marching instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Ensembles Win Seven Medals at 2018 Winter Guard International Championships

Interlochen Arts Camp has announced the start of a new day camp experience for local residents, offering top-level arts instruction to their northern Michigan neighbors at a substantial tuition savings.

Read more: Interlochen Arts Camp Announces New Day Camp

Conductor Fabien Gabel will make his second appearance in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) 2017-2018 Season in a pair of concerts with guest cellist Nicolas Altstaedt.

Read more: Fabien Gabel Returns to DSO to Conduct Program of French Music

Hal Leonard is celebrating a major milestone for their Choral YouTube channel, as the “Hal Leonard Choral” channel has surpassed 20,000 subscribers.

Read more: Hal Leonard Celebrates Educational YouTube Milestone

D'Addario Percussion will be hosting an event at the University of Dayton Arena this Friday, April 20, to welcome Tony Nunez, Kevin Shah, Andrew Markworth, Tim Jackson, Tim Fairbanks and Mike McIntosh to the Evans and Promark roster.

Read more: D’Addario Percussion Hosts Artist Press Conference at Winter Guard International

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s (DSO) Paradise Jazz Series will continue with a one-night-only concert featuring SFJAZZ Collective performing a musical celebration of Miles Davis.

Read more: SFJAZZ Collective Celebrates the Music of Miles Daves at Detroit Symphony Orchestra 

After 25 years of serving its community at 13201 South Street, the Cerritos Yamaha Music School has moved to new quarters at 17150 Norwalk Boulevard, #106, in the Villa Grande Business Park.

Read more: Cerritos Yamaha Music School Expands at New Location

The 2018 Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Grand Prize Winners showcased their talents and dedication to their craft at this year’s Music for All National Festival.

Read more: Vandoren Emerging Artist Competition Winners Perform at MFA National Festival

KHS America, home of Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion in the U.S., has announced the extension and expansion of their partnership with River City Rhythm Drum & Bugle Corps and Indoor Drumline of Anoka, Minnesota.

Read more: Jupiter, Mapex and Majestic Expand Partnership with River City Rhythm

Congratulations to the 2018 SBO essay scholarship contest student winners and their school music programs!

SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA and our co-sponsors have distributed $360,000 in scholarship funds and matching music products! The 2018 essay question, What Would You Say To Your Fellow Classmates Who Are Not In The Music Program? Why Should They Consider Getting Involved?

Read more: 2018 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

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!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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