Instruments & Gear

Aria Lights, Inc. has released the Aria Forte, a new rechargeable high-brightness LED music stand light with an 8-hour run time for professionals.

Read more: Aria Forte from Aria Lights

Instruments & Gear

GluBoost has unveiled MasterTint, the company's newest product designed to make colormatching easy without solvents.

Read more: MasterTint from GluBoost

Instruments & Gear

Ortega Guitars has released the Eclipse Series of ukuleles, which feature a built-in armrest and a custom-designed eclipse fretboard inlay.

Read more: Eclipse Series Ukuleles From Ortega Guitars

Instruments & Gear

Hal Leonard has teamed up with groundbreaking jazz artist Pat Metheny to release The Pat Metheny Real Book.

Read more: 'The Pat Metheny Real Book' from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

Schott Music has released Play it Again: Piano: The Perfect Way to Rediscover Piano, a songbook for returning players by Melanie Spanswick.

Read more: 'Play it Again: Piano' from Schott Music

Instruments & Gear

The new V3 Mirizio Microphone Mount simplifies mounting microphones in grand pianos with the lid closed with an mount that features all-aluminum parts.  

Read more: V3 Mirizio Microphone Mount

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has released four new choral arrangements from the film "La La Land," including "Another Day of Sun," "Someone in the Crowd," "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)," and Academy Award-winning "City of Stars."

Read more: 'La La Land' Choral Arrangements from Alfred Music

Instruments & Gear

Sprays from SoundSynergies condition instruments in all major music categories against oxidation and corrosion.

Read more: Sprays from SoundSynergies

Instruments & Gear

The S.I.T. (Stay In Tune) Strings Company has announced the expansion of their ukulele strings. 

Read more: S.I.T. Strings Expanded Ukulele Line

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has released Shape Beats for Kids, A Simple and Fun Approach to Learning Drums by Tim Carman, a book for children kindergarten and up.

Read more: Shape Beats for Kids, A Simple and Fun Approach to Learning Drums from Alfred Music

 


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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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