Thank you to all the students who participated in the 19th annual School Band and Orchestra Essay Contest. The contest deadline was December 31, 2018.

Check sbomagazine.com April 15th for a complete list of the winners and their school music programs. The 20th annual essay contest will commence September 1, 2019.

Students you can win your share of $20,000 including matching music products for your school music program!

Ten $1,000 scholarships awarded in two categories:

  • Five $1,000 scholarships grades four to eight
  • Five $1,000 scholarships grades nine to twelve

The 2018 Essay Question (in 250 words or less):

What role has your music program played in bringing you closer to your school mates, friends and the community at large?

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Directors who make a Difference

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from all 50 states. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO? Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Click here to nominate a director 

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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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