Instruments & Gear

Manhasset Stands’ #5450 Grande music stand was designed with an all-purpose shelf, rather than a storage area in the back of the stand (as featured on the Regal model).

Read more: Manhasset Stands’ New Grande Music Stand

Instruments & Gear

Showcasing the highest level of MAPEX design and manufacturing capabilities, the Black Panther Design Lab series leverages 30 years of drum making experience and extensive knowledge of the science of sound to bring new sonic concepts to life.

Read more: Black Panther Design Lab Series Drums from Mapex

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has released a piano/vocal/guitar songbook for “A Star Is Born.”

Read more: ‘A Star Is Born’ Songbook from Alfred

Instruments & Gear

The new TIKI Soprano Stagg Ukulele’s from EMD feature a Sapale top, Mahogany neck, and Walnut fingerboard, complete with Aquila strings and gig bag.

Read more: New Ukuleles from EMG Music

Instruments & Gear

Hollywoodwinds Inc.’s mouthpiece position guide is a rubber mouthpiece pad that extends the lifespan of a mouthpiece, while also promoting the proper embouchure and proper placement of mouth and teeth.

Read more: Hollywoodwinds Inc.’s Mouthpiece Position Guide

Instruments & Gear

Manufactured from heavier gauge phosphor bronze than other SABIAN triangles, new premium center hammered triangles allow for more projection and offer more clarity in any performance venue.

Read more: SABIAN’s Center Hammered Triangles

Instruments & Gear

Martin Authentic Acoustic strings are engineered with the performer in mind and they will always stand up to rigorous practice and performance schedules.

Read more: Martin Guitars’ New Strings

Instruments & Gear

The Pure Tone Barrel Jack is comprised entirely of highly-conductive copper and with greater surface area at all contact points.

Read more: Pure Technologies’ Pure Tone Barrel Jack

Instruments & Gear

Sean McGowan’s expertly arranged book Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos includes standard notation and tab for solo guitar for a dozen songs.

Read more: 'Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar Solos from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

This new ukulele model from Amahi, the DDUK11, is a soprano ukulele with a mahogany top, back and sides, and a satin finish.

Read more: DDUK11 Ukulele from Amahi

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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