The D’Addario Foundation, Hungry for Music, and Todd Rundgren’s Spirit of Harmony Foundation are back for a nationwide instrument drive tour, stopping in Ace Hotels in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Chicago and New Orleans this year.

Read more: The D’Addario Foundation Participates in Instrument Drives with Hungry for Music

Dan Ryder Field Drills will host a Marching Band Drill Designing Workshop from June 18 to 22.

Read more: Dan Ryder Field Drills Hosts Drill Designing Workshop

Essential Elements for Band and Essential Elements for Orchestra have announced several updates to their online component, Essential Elements Interactive, that will now allow students more features to enhance their learning.

Read more: Essential Elements Interactive Announces New Updates

JodyJazz Inc has announced that Tenor Saxophone titan JD Allen has joined the JodyJazz family of artist endorsers.

Read more: JD Allen Joins JodyJazz Family Of Artist Endorsers

A team of consultants from Conn-Selmer recently visited the U.S. Virgin Islands to assess the damage of many instruments from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and also develop a plan to rebuild music programs there.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Visits U.S. Virgin Islands to Help Music Programs Post-Hurricanes

Hal Leonard has announced the winners of the seventh annual Hal Leonard Vocal Competition for young classical and theatre singers.

Read more: Hal Leonard Announces Winners of Vocal Competition

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

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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