Today, BandLab Technologies launched early access to "Cakewalk by BandLab" – replacing SONAR, the iconic Windows-based DAW developed by Cakewalk Inc.

Read more: BandLab Offers Free 'Cakewalk by BandLab' Download

Sponsored by North Bridge Winds and Anthem Musical InstrumentsThe North Bridge Flute Academy (NBFA) is a new online community that will house a growing program of free educational materials.

Read more: The North Bridge Flute Academy Launches Online

Eleven young musicians have been named the winners of the 2018 Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Competition, presented by the Band & Orchestral division of Yamaha Corporation of America.

Read more: Yamaha Names Yamaha Young Performing Artists Competition Winners

 Manhasset Specialty Co. has been named a Silver ESOP Award winner by The ESOP Association.

Read more: Manhasset Specialty Co. Named Silver ESOP Award Winner

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music on the summer solstice, returns this year on Thursday, June 21 with more than 4,500 free outdoor concerts, music lessons, jam sessions and other exciting music-making events being held in over 70 U.S. cities in 31 states.

Read more: Make Music Day Returns on June 21

For the fifth straight year, Yamaha Corporation of America will be providing financial support to the National String Project Consortium (NSPC), a coalition of string project sites based at colleges and universities across the United States.

Read more: Yamaha To Support National String Project Consortium for Fifth Consecutive Year

The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis will pay tribute to Blue Note Records on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall. The evening will feature big band arrangements of classic Blue Note recordings.

Read more: The Juilliard Jazz Orchestra And Wynton Marsalis Honor Blue Note Records In April

The Conn-Selmer Division of Education has announced that they have added North Carolina A&T State University of Greensboro, North Carolina, to its growing list of institutions who are part of the Conn-Selmer School Partnership Program.

Read more: North Carolina A&T Joins Conn-Selmer School Partner Program

Music & Arts has announced their spring 2018 schedule for the "Upgrade Your Sound" event tour, featuring additional dates and locations than in previous years.

Read more: Music & Arts Announces Spring ‘Upgrade Your Sound' Dates

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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