Instruments & Gear

The Tour Custom Maple drum set from Yamaha is great for both recording and live performances.

Read more: Tour Custom Maple drum set from Yamaha

Instruments & Gear

These mouthpiece cushions are created to reduce mouthpiece wear and protect sensitive teeth while performing.

Read more: FAXX Mouthpiece Cushions

Instruments & Gear

The Vocalize! Canon Collection from Alfred Music is the follow-up to the best-selling Vocalize! book.

Read more: 'The Vocalize! Canon Collection' from Alfred Music

Instruments & Gear

A Manual for the Modern Drummer by Alan Dawson and Don DeMicheal, originally published in 1962, helps players to learn jazz drums from one of the classic texts of jazz drumming.

Read more: ‘A Manual for the Modern Drummer’ from Berklee Press

Instruments & Gear

These bass guitar strings from Ernie Ball are tailored to fit short scale (~30”) basses.  

Read more: Super Slinky Bass Guitar Strings from Ernie Ball

Instruments & Gear

The iRig Pro I/O from IK Multimedia is a pocket-sized mobile audio/MIDI interface for iPhones, iPads, Macs, PC and Android devices.

Read more: The iRig Pro I/O from IK Multimedia

Instruments & Gear

The new French horn case from BAM features a 3-layer structure with an AIREX core, making it lightweight and durable.

Read more: BAM French Horn Case

Instruments & Gear

The Bill Evans Signature Mouthpiece is a gold-plated and hand-made saxophone mouthpiece made by saxophone legend Bill Evans.

Read more: Bill Evans Signature Mouthpiece Limited Edition

Instruments & Gear

The new synthetic violin set Ascenté from D’Addario Orchestral offers violin strings specifically designed to help players advance their craft with elegance and consistency.

Read more: Ascenté from D’Addario Orchestral

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has announced the release of The Professional Pianist: Classical Solos, a collection of 40 piano masterworks in their original form.

Read more: The Professional Pianist: Classical Solos from Alfred Music

 


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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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