A charter bus filled with high school band students traveling from Orlando, Florida to Houston, Texas fell into an Alabama ravine yesterday, causing many students to be taken to emergency rooms via helicopters, and bus driver Harry Caligone to be killed, according to CBS News affiliate WKRG-TV.

Read more: Bus Carrying Band Students Crashes Into Alabama Ravine, Killing Driver and Injuring Passengers

JodyJazz Inc has announced their acquisition of the Chedeville Company, the world renowned brand of clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces.

Read more: JodyJazz Inc Acquires Chedeville Company

Now in his fourth season as music director, Andris Nelsons will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in three concerts in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage over three consecutive evenings in April.

Read more: Boston Symphony Orchestra To Perform at Carnegie Hall

Next Tuesday, March 20, the Nashville Symphony will host “Composers of Hope,” a part of Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope initiative and Chamber Music Series.

Read more: Nashville Symphony’s Violins of Hope Continues With 'Composers of Hope'

German maestro Kirill Petrenko will lead the Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper in their United States debut performances at Carnegie Hall over two consecutive evenings this March.

Read more: Bayerisches Staatsorchester and Staatsoper To Make U.S. Debut at Carnegie Hall

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has announced that it will honor philanthropists Penny and Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin at its eighth annual Heroes Gala on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra To Honor Penny and Harold Blumenstein, music director Leonard Slatkin

On Sunday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m., Harry Bicket will conduct Handel’s Rinaldo at Carnegie Hall with acclaimed baroque orchestra The English Concert.

Read more: Harry Bicket To Conduct The English Concert at Carnegie Hall

Alan Parsons has announced that his educational enterprise ASSR (Art and Science Of Sound Recording) will open its 2018 season of Master Class Training Sessions at Orange Country’s Hybrid Studios the weekend of March 24 and 25.

Read more: Alan Parsons Announces 2018 Season of Master Class Training Sessions

Alarm Will Sound, the contemporary music ensemble known for testing the boundaries of musical performance, will present a program resembling a live podcast, featuring the music of György Ligeti and titled This Music Should Not Exist on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall.

Read more: Alarm Will Sound To Perform ‘This Music Should Not Exist’ At Carnegie Hall

In 2007, Sweetwater Sound began a partnership with Fort Wayne, Indiana’s University of Saint Francis — providing funds for scholarships, gear purchase and installation, and other music-related projects — to help create a four-year degree program in Music Technology.

Read more: Sweetwater Sound Develops Degree Program with University of Saint Francis

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