With the all-new ‘Next Gen’ edition for 2016-17, Breezin’ Thru Theory is now accessible on any device, including computers, smartphones, Chromebooks, iPads and other tablets.

Read more: Breezin’ Thru ‘Next Gen’ Edition


Theodore Presser Company has published the Chen Yi “Memory,” as arranged for solo flute by Mary Holzhausen. Originally written for solo violin, “Memory” is Dr. Chen’s strong emotional reaction to the loss of a beloved teacher. Working closely with the composer, arranger Holzhausen has now adapted the work for the flute. $6.99

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Guitars donated at NAMM Day of ServiceNAMM delegates thank Congress for the passage of ESSA and reinforce importance of law and its inclusion of music education for all children.

Read more: SBO Goes To Washington

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There is not a better time to be providing this article. With the passage of ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act), the reauthorization of the ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act) in December of 2015, every music educator in the country should be heading the call to pull together the appropriate resources to position music programs to be center-stage for providing ALL children with a well-rounded education.

Read more: MAC Corner: How To Use Advocacy Stats To Your Best Advantage

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SBO takes a look at some of the hottest fundraising offerings from companies that help your music program raise the money it needs for uniforms, equipment, band travel and more!

Read more: Fabulous Fundraising!

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Two Minnesota middle schools are adding 21st century learning tools to round out their performance- based music programs.

Read more: Beyond the Repertoire: A Well-Rounded Performance Program

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To many the idea of a band director having adversity or challenges may seem absurd.

Read more: The Band Director’s Survival Guide


Goal and Objectives: The goal is to get you composing music in notion using a repeating diatonic chord sequence.

Read more: Technology: Using Chords In Notion


Photo credit: Sterling OrtizThe Summer NAMM Show has just ended, and another year of new products was shown by hopeful manufacturers interested in your band and orchestra program. It’s fascinating to see what many of these companies come up with, especially the smaller, new companies where the owner is on site and his products were a dream stored in his garage just days before they shipped to Nashville’s Music City Center for display.

Read more: Prepare to Meet Your Maker(s)

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The more I teach and do clinics the more I realize that rhythm is the key musical element “not sticking” with our students.

Read more: Rhythm: Overthought And Under Taught Part 1 – “1 to 6” -The Missing Link


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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