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As the summer practices and band camps are wrapping up, it is time to implement the show plan and make it come to life.

Read more: Implementing the Show Plan

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Test your knowledge about the products John Philip Sousa endorsed in advertisements.

Read more: Sousa the Pitchman


Dear SBO Readers,

We recently had another rental saxophone returned, and I wanted to cry. Even more than I usually do. Why? Because this little girl came to us for mouthpiece testing and we strongly recommended she begin on clarinet and switch to sax when she was a little bigger.

Read more: Helping students get what they really want - and need


This issue, I’m using this space to present correspondence from a middle school band director, Eric Combs, chronicling the journey from his first year to his master’s degree, what he wished he known, what he wants to share, and how you can find it.

Read more: Thoughts from a Beginning Band Director

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

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