String Section

This January found many students without adequately functional instruments (as can most winter months).

Read more: Stringed Instruments: Winter Weather Helping Students Handle Instrument Maintenance Needs from a...

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More than two decades after graduation, I still try to grab a drink with my middle and high school jazz band director Dick Rabideau when I’m back home in Plattsburgh, New York.

Read more: Building a Lasting Lineage through Mentorship


A teacher who has been in the classroom for several years has probably developed many effective and comfortable routines for choosing repertoire and planning concerts, trips, and rehearsals.

Read more: Commentary: Re-Energize Your Band Program


When it comes to writing music today, band and orchestra compositions are not the top choice for the majority of those who choose to endeavor in the art of composition.

Read more: Commentary: Nurture Student Composers in Your School

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.

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