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You walk into a restaurant. You’re seated, handed a menu, and you make a selection with your waiter. A few minutes later your meal is served, you enjoy your food, and pay on the way out.

Read more: Weathering the Perfect Storm Together

MusicMedic is now offering two months of saxophone lessons with the purchase of a Wilmington Alto Sax.

Read more: MusicMedic Launches Eight Week Lesson Program

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2020 SBO Essay Scholarship winners, their teachers and winning school programs! This year’s theme was “How does your musical instrument match your personality…?” We are grateful to the many thousands of students and school programs that participated along with our co-sponsors who have supported the SBO scholarship program for the past 20 years! The winning essays will be posted at a later date.

Read more: 2020 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest Winners

On the afternoon of April 7, we received the following note, stating that Summer NAMM 2020 is cancelled:

Read more: Summer NAMM 2020 Cancelled

Alfred Music has uploaded new resources for teachers who are now “teaching from home” due to school closures from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Alfred Music Offers Resources to Help with Remote Learning

Sheet Music Direct, the Hal Leonard-run digital sheet music website, is making over 10,000 popular Hal Leonard choral titles available for unlimited access via their PASS subscription program. A one-month free trial is being offered to all choir directors, students, and members worldwide.

Read more: Sheet Music Direct Offers Over 10,000 Choral Titles

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra has announced further changes to its upcoming schedule through Sunday, June 21, due to restrictions on gatherings and events as recommended by the State of Michigan, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and public health officials to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The DSO had previously cancelled or rescheduled concerts through May 10. 

Read more: All Detroit Symphony Orchestra Events Through June 21 Cancelled

With so many of its retail partners unable to function normally due to the Covid-19 health crisis, Key Leaves has announced a “Music Store Stimulus” program.

Read more: Key Leaves Debuts 'Music Store Stimulus' Program During Covid-19

Excelcia Music Publishing has announced that 14 composers and arrangers have joined its ranks for its upcoming 2020 new releases of Choral, Concert Band, String Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble music, increasing the publisher’s composer and arranger team to 59.

Read more: Excelcia Music Publishing Adds 14 New Composers to Its Roster for 2020 Releases

The Richmond Symphony has announced the appointment of award-winning Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi as our next music director.

Read more: Richmond Symphony Names Peleggi New Music Director

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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