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The annual SBO Best Tools for Schools awards were presented at the 2018 Winter NAMM.

Read more: SBO Presents the Class of 2018 Best Tools for Schools Award Recipients

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Atlanta’s new Mercedes Benz Stadium (dome) can probably now be certified to withstand a 9.9 on the Richter scale earthquake.

Read more: UpClose: The Honda Battle of the Bands


Anybody who watched “The Lawrence Welk Show” as a teenager during the show’s long run on television probably remembers it as a program for old fogies.

Read more: Channel Lawrence Welk and Swing, Swing Away!

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Playing with four mallets on mallet instruments can be very intimidating at first.

Read more: The Good Vibes: Developing Four Mallet Technique


In this final (for now, anyway) installment of this series, we’ll discuss some myths related to motorcoach travel and expectations at hotels when traveling with your ensemble.

Read more: Travel Planning: Budget Myth Busting—Part 3


March has quickly become an important month for all things marching. Since the official launch of March 4th as National Marching Music Day last year, the concept of celebrating the marching arts has taken off.

Read more: Inside DCI – March 2018: A Month to Celebrate Marching Arts and Learn Evolving Trends


I go to a lot of music conferences for educators, as well as manufacturer product shows such as NAMM and Musikmesse, which is held in Frankfurt, Germany each year in the spring.

Read more: Yes, Manufacturers Might (Eventually) Listen to You

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Note: In the interest of full disclosure, I am a 20+ year voting member of the Recording Academy, former member of the Board of Trustees and San Francisco Chapter Governor/Officer, as well as having previously served on multiple committees during my time of service to the organization.

Read more: Grammy Education News: The GRAMMY Foundation Changes Name to GRAMMY Museum, Programming Expands

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Do you ever struggle to keep your percussion students involved throughout the entire rehearsal?

Read more: Eight Ways to Make Your Percussionists More Integral to Each Rehearsal


Recently, the San Antonio Symphony embarked on an emotional rollercoaster of dizzying speeds and heights.

Read more: Commentary: Save Our Symphony

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