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For a limited time, Martin Guitar has partnered with TrueFire to give Martin customers three months of unlimited streaming access to TrueFire's online library.

Read more: Martin Guitar Partners with TrueFire to Offer Free Online Guitar Lessons

Conn-Selmer, Inc. and BD Performing Arts (BDPA) have announced that The Blue Devils, RCC Indoor and all other BDPA programs will be performing exclusively on marching instruments manufactured and distributed by Conn-Selmer, Inc.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Partners with BD Performing Arts

With all ticketed concerts and education and community programs suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Nashville Symphony has expanded its presence online with a diverse array of entertainment and music education offerings on NashvilleSymphony.org and via the organization’s social networks.

Read more: Nashville Symphony ‘Goes Virtual’ with Expansive Online Entertainment and Education Resources

In view of the recent situation with COVID-19 and school closures, WindStars has launched free “Play Along” online lessons to offer parents a virtual music class for their children.

Read more: WindStars Launches ‘Play Along’ Lessons Online

First responders and healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic will be honored on April 30 as part of “Worldwide Day of Gratitude,” a global coming together through the arts organized by the student-run organization, YOUnison.

Read more: Student Organization Launches ‘Worldwide Day of Gratitude’ to Honor COVID-19 Heroes

After announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Virginia International Tattoo performances due to the increasing threat of COVID-19, the Virginia Arts Festival has joined with regional public media powerhouse WHRO to broadcast a special one hour edition of the 2016 Virginia International Tattoo on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9 p.m. 

Read more: Virginia Arts Festival Announces WHRO TV to Broadcast 2016 Virginia International Tattoo on May 1

In this rapidly changing, extremely challenging time in our market and society, Mapex Drums is responding to drummers who are now spending the bulk of their time at home.

Read more: Mapex Launches New Campaign with a New Focus ‘Stay at Home, Learn at Home, Play at Home’

The New England Conservatory (NEC) will offer virtual school vacation week musical storytelling concerts on YouTube, every day from April 20 to 24 at 11 a.m.

Read more: New England Conservatory Offers School Vacation Week Musical Storytelling Concerts on YouTube

To encourage musicians to stay creative during these unprecedented times, Steinberg has designed the #StayHome Elements Collection so music makers can create in the comfort of their own home. From now until May 15, the collection is completely free to use for 60 days.

Read more: Steinberg Offers #StayHome Elements Collection

The Midwest Clinic has announced the launch of their 75th Anniversary Logo Contest. All are welcome to submit a design for consideration, but students are especially encouraged to participate.

Read more: Midwest Clinic 75th Anniversary Logo Contest

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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