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SBO is preparing its annual 50 Directors Who Make a Difference report, which features one outstanding k-12 instrumental music educator from each state in the country, and we want your help!

Is there a school band or orchestra director in your area who deserves special recognition for the impact he or she has had among students, a school, the community, or even across the state? Simply head over to and tell us who this person is and why he or she deserves to be recognized! Preference is given to longtime directors who have a proven track record of success, although all submissions will be reviewed and weighed on their own merits.

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.

Click here to nominate a director 

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!

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