The Michael D. Sewell Memorial Foundation, based in Pickerington, Ohio, is planning to salute band directors with an animated float leading an unprecedented marching band of band directors from across the country in the Tournament of Roses 2021 Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

Read more: Band Directors to be Recognized in the 2021 Rose Parade

Berklee College of Music has recently received a $3 million gift that will benefit its year-old Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice.

Read more: Berklee Receives $3 Million for Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice

Yamaha Corporation of America has chosen California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) graduate Ryan Cheung as this year’s fall wind instruments intern.

Read more: Yamaha Names Cal Poly Pomona Graduate Cheung as Fall Wind Intern

Make Music Winter, a free, outdoor music-making celebration on the winter solstice, returns this year on Saturday, December 21 with joyful and dynamic participatory musical parades, performances and events in more than 30 U.S. cities.

Read more: Make Music Winter Returns December 21

Manhasset Stands of Yakima, Washgington announces the acquisition of the assets of Monarch Specialties, manufacturer of injection molded pencil clip holders.

Read more: Manhasset Stands Acquires Monarch Specialties

Beginning band instructors spend a lot of their time at the end of the school year recruiting future ensemble members.

Read more: Pre-Band Instruments: Opening New Opportunities for Everyone

AXIOM, led by founding director Jeffrey Milarsky and dedicated to performing the masterworks of the 20th and 21st centuries, opens its season Friday, November 1, 2019, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall.

Read more: AXIOM, Led by Jeffrey Milarsky, Performs Works by Birtwistle, Stravinsky, and Takemitsu on...

Roger H. Brown, who has served as Berklee’s president since 2004, announced that he is stepping down from the position effective May 31, 2021.

Read more: Berklee College of Music President Roger H. Brown Will Step Down in 2021

This fall, Carnegie Hall welcomes back two orchestras from Munich, Germany: Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (BRSO).

Read more: Munich Philharmonic and Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Both Return to Carnegie Hall in Fall 2019

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