This issue, I’m using this space to present correspondence from a middle school band director, Eric Combs, chronicling the journey from his first year to his master’s degree, what he wished he known, what he wants to share, and how you can find it.

Read more: Thoughts from a Beginning Band Director

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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