SBO details some of the hottest fundraising opportunities for 2017/2018, to help your music program raise the money it needs for uniforms, equipment, band travel, and more!

Read more: Fabulous Fundraising for Your New School Year!


To many, the term Brass Band brings both an expectation of band size, repertoire, and style of performance.

Read more: The Great American Brass Band Festival


No matter how many times stores and programs frame learning music as a “fun” thing, learning music theory has never been inherently exciting (and for many, not even remotely enjoyable).

Read more: Truly Drill-ceptional: The Two Women Who Are Making Music Theory a Breeze


Think back to your K-12 years, and consider all of the math teachers you had – from who taught you the multiplication tables, to the teacher that led you through your first geometry proof.

Read more: Sharing the Podium: Enhancing Your Students' Ensemble Experience


We have a patio behind our house made of paver bricks surrounded by landscaping.

Read more: Tending the Landscape Over the Summer


I never thought I would do anything else but teach in a classroom, but events following the Recession of 2008 carved a path that changed my trajectory.

Read more: From the Classroom to the Retailer, but Still in Education

Current Issue

When Drum Corps International goes live from Lucas Oil Stadium in August, audiences in movie theaters across the country have some of the best seats in the house for the DCI World Championships.

Read more: It's Big. It's Loud. It's Live! : Behind the Scenes of DCI's World Championships Broadcast

Current Issue

Let’s change the way we’ve always taught.

Read more: Flippin' the Band Room


The first thing everyone wants to know is what exactly makes a rural high school “extreme."

Read more: Can An "Extreme" Rural High School Band Program Be Successful?


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!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Directors who make a Difference

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

Click here to nominate a director 

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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