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)

String Section

There are good reasons guiding a fairly uncontested rule of ethics amongst teachers who provide individual instruction to students in most disciplines; it is not wise for a student to have more than one regular teacher at a time.

Read more: School Orchestra and Private Instruction Working Together (and Avoiding Conflict)

Current Issue

What better way to showcase the illustrious heritage of your school band and orchestra than with a museum?

Read more: Start a Band and Orchestra Museum for Your School


Once you’ve decided that performance travel will be a part of what your program offers, it’s wise to set some goals to achieve that are related to the tour itself.

Read more: Setting Goals for Your Performance Tour


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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