Instruments & Gear

Pearl’s Primero Pro series of congas and bongos were designed with professional features at an affordable price, making them the perfect conga set for semi pro players and school programs.

Read more: New Finishes for Pearl Congas and Bongos

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has announced the newest member to the Sound Innovations family, Sound Leadership, Leadership Training Curriculum for Music Students.

Read more: Alfred Music’s 'Sound Leadership, Leadership Training Curriculum for Music Students'

Instruments & Gear

Meredith Music’s The Pursuit of Perfection: Creative Strategies for Today’s Music Directors by Sally Wagner is a nuts-and-bolts collection of essential concepts for successful ensemble directors.

Read more: 'The Pursuit of Perfection: Creative Strategies for Today's Music Directors' from Meredith Music

Instruments & Gear

On-Stage's UTC5500 Utility Cart is an update on the company’s popular UTC2200, featuring a slightly bigger frame and larger, all-terrain wheels.

Read more: New Utility Cart from On-Stage

Instruments & Gear

The Reserve Evolution B♭ Clarinet Reeds are the thickest blank reed under the Reserve line that offers a roundness of sound, a heavy spine for increased projection, a thicker tip for enhanced articulation, and greater warmth and flexibility.

Read more: New Reeds from D’Addario

Instruments & Gear

The Excelcia Ensemble Series gives music educators pieces for new brass quintets, clarinet and saxophone quartets, and woodwind quintets.

Read more: 'The Excelcia Ensemble Series' from Excelcia Publishing

Instruments & Gear

The JJ Babbitt Company, Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary by introducing the Otto Link FL (Florida) mouthpiece for tenor saxophone.

Read more: New Mouthpieces from JJ Babbitt Company

Instruments & Gear

The new Rhythm Tech Lap Top Cajon features a new Selvato finish on the drums shell and the Palma Snare, which adds a wild new array of sonic nuances and playing experience.

Read more: New Percussion from Rhythm Tech

Instruments & Gear

This balanced lightweight .508” bore trombone follows in the footsteps of the 1632 model with a classic sound reminiscent of vintage instruments, with modern, innovative manufacturing techniques.

Read more: The New XO Brass 1634 Trombone

Instruments & Gear

Conn-Selmer’s C190SL229 Stradivarius C trumpet features a newly-designed #25 M leadpipe that provides stability of intonation and slotting of note, as well as a Vincent Bach "Symphonic Series" 1 ½ C mouthpiece, which is the most popular combination for a Bach C trumpet.

Read more: New Trumpet from Conn-Selmer

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.

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