This is the 20th annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” issue of SBO. During that time, we have honored a director from each state, making a total of 1000 band directors who have been selected by our editorial board to be featured in this issue’s report. It is kind of a big deal.

Read more: 1000 Directors, 20 Years


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.

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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