Last summer, I had the pleasure of participating in the European University of Saxophone in Gap, France.

Read more: A World of Difference: Instrumental Music Education in France

As the new school year begins you may be dreading all the anticipated challenges you will face; inadequate instruments, money for uniforms, getting the new kids up to speed, fear and worries over band competitions.

Read more: School Music in Nepal (or the Luxury of U.S. Music Programs)


On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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Directors who make a Difference

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO?

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and tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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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