The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation is seeking school districts and schools with an exemplary commitment to music education to be recognized as part of the Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) program.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Seeks The Best Communities for Music Education

Jupiter Band Instruments member of the KHS America family of brands, has once again partnered with the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s student essay contest.

Read more: Jupiter Rewards Students at the John Coltrane Festival

Juilliard’s AXIOM, led by Jeffrey Milarsky, will open its season with a performance of Louis Andriessen’s De Staat (The Republic) on Sunday, October 14, 2018, at 3 p.m. in Juilliard’s Peter Jay Sharp Theater as part of the New York Philharmonic’s The Art of Andriessen celebration.

Read more: Juilliard's AXIOM Performs Louis Andriessen's 'De Staat' on October 14

Sphinx Virtuosi will return to Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 11 at 6:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage.

Read more: Sphinx Virtuosi Returns to Carnegie Hall

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has welcomed welcome three new full-time musicians to its ranks beginning this month for the 2018-2019 Season.

Read more: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Welcomes New Musicians for 2018-2019 Season

Cascio Music of New Berlin, Wisconsin, will open its doors at 10 a.m. on October 13, 2018 for their annual Drummerfest.

Read more: Cascio Music Hosts Drummerfest on October 13

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

Tell us why he or she should be featured in SBO’s 21st annual "Directors Who Make a Difference" report.

Deadline October 21st for nominations!

For over 20 years, School Band & Orchestra Magazine has been honoring amazing music educators from every state in our 50 Directors Who Make a Difference issue each December. That's more than 1000 educators recognized for their outstanding contributions to music education programs!

Please nominate today, forward this email and spread the word!

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The new studio album Raise Your Voice collects a cross-section of impassioned new songs composed and performed by students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and youth across the United States.

Read more: Students from Parkland, Florida Record ‘Raise Your Voice’ Album

The D’Addario Foundation’s Long Island Lesson Program has evolved to become the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra, its own El Sistema program that provides robust, free music education to kids in the Copiague, New York community, where many factory employees of D’Addario & Company reside.

Read more: The Long Island Lesson Program Evolves into the Ascenté Chamber Orchestra

NAMM’s Museum of Making Music (MoMM) has announced that its recent benefit shows A Concert for a Cause, featuring Herb Alpert and Lani Hall (August 10), and a Bluegrass Benefit with The Grascals and Flatt Lonesome (August 25) raised an estimated $60,000 in support of music education and music access.

Read more: Benefit Concerts for NAMM’s Museum of Making Music Raise $60,000 for Music Education Opportunities 

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 

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