Universal Orlando Resort’s newest prime value hotel – Universal’s Aventura Hotel– is now open.

Read more: Universal Orlando Opens Newest Prime Value Hotel

Yamaha Corporation of America celebrates 34 years of collaboration with Marching Music’s Major League with the culmination of the Drum Corps International (DCI) World Championship finals at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend.

Read more: Yamaha Corps Wins 19th DCI World Championship

Englewood High School received 38 brand new musical instruments, valued at $48,000, thanks to the generous support of Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-wife team of guitarist Derek Trucks and singer/guitarist Susan Tedeschi.

Read more: Englewood High School Receives New Musical Instruments from Tedeschi Trucks Band

Daniel Dorff’s Concertino for flute and orchestra will be premiered on August 11, 2018 by Jasmine Choi and the Celebration Symphony, under the direction of Christopher Confessore, at the National Flute Association's 2018 Gala Concerto Concert.

Read more: Daniel Dorff’s 'Concertino' Debuts This Month

Today, SBO received the following statement from BG Franck Bichon regarding the passing of Serge Bichon, co-founder of BG Franck Bichon:

Read more: BG Franck Bichon Co-Founder Passes Away

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam has announced that it will end its relationship with chief conductor Daniele Gatti following sexual misconduct allegations against him as detailed in The Washington Post.

Read more: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Ends Relationship with Gatti Following Misconduct Allegations

All County Music’s president, Fred Schiff, presented a $15,000 check to the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA) at their spring board meeting to establish the Mel and Sally Schiff Music Education Relief Fund.

Read more: All County Music Establishes Music Education Relief Fund

Yamaha Corporation of America yesterday played host to the Disneyland Resort All-American College Band, one of the most prestigious music programs in the country.

Read more: Disneyland Resort All-American College Band Presented by Yamaha Inspires with Performance at...

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) has announced that Doug Steinmetz has been promoted to national sales manager for the company’s Band & Orchestral (B&O) division.

Read more: Yamaha Promotes Doug Steinmetz to National Sales Manager for the Band & Orchestral Division

Carnegie Hall’s new national youth jazz orchestra, NYO Jazz, featuring 22 gifted young jazz musicians from across the country, will make its Carnegie Hall debut this Friday, July 27 at 8:00 p.m.

Read more: NYO Jazz Makes Debut Appearance At Carnegie Hall On Friday

Directors who make a Difference

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