Directors Who Make a Difference

For two decades, School Band and Orchestra Magazine’s “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” has focused the spotlight on outstanding music educators from each of these United States.

Read more: SBO Presents the 20th Annual 50 Directors Who Make a Difference


This issue of SBO Magazine is the 20th annual salute to “50 Directors Who Make a Difference.”

Read more: Experiences That Made a Difference


There’s no growth in a comfort zone, and no comfort in a growth zone.

Read more: Keeping it Real: Having Growth Experiences on the Road


On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Directors who make a Difference

Do you know a fantastic K-12 instrumental music educator who is deserving of recognition in SBO?

Click here to nominate a director 

and tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

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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