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

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

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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