The curtain went up and revealed a darkened stage set of a small country Russian village.

Read more: Violins of Hope in Nashville: Remembering the Holocaust through the Arts


Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is an internationally acclaimed violin soloist, record label creator, music director, conductor, actress, writer, teacher, mentor, survivor and inspiration.

Read more: Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg Is Living Her Dream

MAC Corner

Seasoned music educators know that networking within the school is something that must be cultivated over the long term.

Read more: Cultivating Relationships Through Trust = SUPPORT


In the last issue we started to tackle some budget-related student travel myths, to help you as a director better address many of the typical questions parent boosters will pose during the travel planning process.

Read more: Travel Planning Budget Myth Busting—Part 2

Current Issue

Last month, author and director Dr. Scott Watson introduced tips for teaching your students how to use longer, more musical phrasing.

Read more: Good Phrasing: A Game Changer for Achieving a Mature Ensemble Sound (Part 2)


In the long, long ago, you purchased software in a box, with installable media, and bought a particular version.

Read more: Music Software Subscription Blues


Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to wait until the spring thaw to get involved with Drum Corps International.

Read more: Bring Power to Your Program

Current Issue

When I was an undergraduate and studying percussion performance, nobody bothered to tell me that I might as well be studying “Underwater Basket Weaving” and that the marketability for my actual degree in the job market would most likely land me a position at Walmart as a greeter.

Read more: How to Survive in the 'Real World' with a Music Performance Degree

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

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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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