The NAMM Foundation’s Nonprofit Networking program was open to established nonprofit organizations that share The NAMM Foundation’s mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan.

Read more: Non-Profit Roundtable Series

Photo credit: Rob Davidson PhotographyThe SupportMusic Coalition is a program of The NAMM Foundation which unites non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses working to assure that music education is supported in communities everywhere, and that all children have the opportunity to learn and grow with music.

Read more: SupportMusic Coalition on Coalition Forum

Recreational Music Making (RMM) programming began on Friday, Jan. 20 with the All-industry Drum Circle and ends on Sunday, Jan. 22 with the Music Making and Leisure Brunch & Learn, and Ukulele Circle. 

Read more: Recreational Music Making – Circles at NAMM

Bernie Williams at teh 2016 NAMM DC Fly-In

The NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education features Bernie Williams, January 20, 2017 at 6p.m. to 8:00p.m..

Read more: NAMM Foundation Celebration for Music Education

Alfred Music Sound Innovations for Concert Band: Ensemble Development for Young Concert Band is a complete curriculum for beginning band students to help them grow as ensemble musicians.

Read more: SBO NAMM Product of the Day: Alfred Music Sound Innovations for Concert Band

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast produced by The NAMM Foundation about music education.

Read more: Talking Up Music Education Podcast at the NAMM Show

College music students and music faculty members connected with The NAMM Show’s global audience of  industry decision-makers this Thursday morning.  

Read more: GenNext Program at the NAMM Show 2017

Music Education Days, produced by the NAMM foundation, offers tools to music education professionals for creating even better music programs, the chance to network with the industry and each other, and an ‘insider look’ at the latest music product innovations. 

Read more: Music Education Days at the NAMM Show

Students interact with new instrumentsThe 2017 NAMM Show kicked off with the Anaheim Day of Service at Patrick Henry Elementary School on Tuesday, January 17. 


Read more: NAMM Kicks Off With Anaheim Day of Service

The Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester will present The Eastman Leadership Conference from June 21 to 24 where current and future music school leaders will have the opportunity to learn and discuss policies, programs, and strategies in a collaborative, professional, and musically rich environment.

Read more: Eastman Hosts Conference for Current and Future Music School Leaders


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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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