Instruments & Gear

The E12F semi-professional clarinter features unstained African blackwood, silver-plated keywork, and a refined bore derived from the R13, leather pads, an adjustable thumb rest with neck strap hook, threaded posts, and a backpack-style case. 

Read more: Buffet Crampon E12F Semi-professional Clarinet

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Row-Loff has just added a tasty morsel to their ‘Sicles library with a new festive collection of nine holiday percussion ensembles titled Icesicles.

Read more: Row-Loff Icesicles

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This second volume of Professional Piano Teaching is designed to serve as a basic text for a second-semester or upper-division piano pedagogy course. It provides an overview of learning principles and a thorough approach to essential aspects of teaching intermediate to advanced students.

Read more: Alfred’s Professional Piano Teaching

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Hal Leonard has just released two new genre-specific methods for piano and keyboard: The Hal Leonard Jazz Piano Method by Mark Davis is a comprehensive and easy-to-use guide designed for anyone interested in playing jazz piano – from the complete novice to the more advanced player who wishes to enhance their keyboard vocabulary.

Read more: Hal Leonard Jazz & Blues Piano Methods and First 50 Christmas Carols You Should Play on the Piano

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Tama SuperstarAll Superstar Classic features Tama’s signature thin maple shells, along with vintage style low-mass single lugs, and the sustain-enhancing Star-Mount tom mounting system. Triple-flange hoops allow for a more open, resonant sound from the toms and snare, while all-maple bass drum hoops help deliver robust, yet tight bottom-end. 

Read more: Tama Superstar Classic

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Overture 2Williams just introduced two next-generation, 88-key console digital pianos. The Rhapsody 2 and Overture 2 feature exquisite finishes, a new weighted hammer action, high-definition sounds from Williams’ all-new custom sound library, and an impressive feature set.

Read more: Williams Overture 2 and Rhapsody 2

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The MS9210 and MS9212 are the first round-base models added to the company’s expanding Professional Series. Both new models feature a low profile base, yet maintain no-compromise, heavy duty components suitable for professional theater, concert, and broadcast applications.

Read more: On-Stage Stands Round Base Microphone Stands

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Warm up with AIM Gifts Winter Wear line of scarves, hats, and gloves.  With over 100 different winter items to choose from, you will find something for everyone on your holiday list. Pictured are the keyboard knit, pashmina, and cashmere-like notes scarves with fingerless gloves and knit hat. AIM Gifts offers 10,000 different music gift accessories.


Instruments & Gear


D’Addario All-Natural Reed GuardD’Addario All-Natural Cork Grease and Reed Guard

This premium cork grease is all-natural – made with a unique blend of natural and organic materials. It provides and retains ample, non-greasy lubrication to keep corks at their best and prevent them from breaking down.  

Read more: July New Products

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Chloe Dress for girls and youth

SBO presents some of the latest uniform and footwear designs plus new field equipment for marching bands and color guards from leading manufacturers.

Read more: Pictorial: Style and Sound - Uniforms, Footwear, and Field Equipment for 2015

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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