Percussion Marketing CouncilThe PMC Executive Committee invites you to attend the forthcoming Percussion Marketing Council All Member Annual Meeting / Roundtable.

Read more: Women in Percussion: The Changing Market for Percussion

Liverpool LegendsMCLEAN, VA, December 17, 2015—On March 5, 2016, Grammy-nominated Liverpool Legends will recreate The Beatles’ historical concert performed at Carnegie Hall in 1964. All profits from the event will go directly to benefit the SYTA Youth Foundation.

Read more: Tickets On Sale For Concert At Carnegie Hall To Benefit The SYTA Youth Foundation

Student PlayingMore than 1,700 fourth-graders in the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District are getting the chance to learn to read music, sing, and draw a bow across some cello or violin strings.

Read more: Fourth Graders Make Music Again

Children FirstIn a study released recently, Metro Schools’ collaborative Music Makes Us initiative is credited with increasing musical participation among Nashville students, as well as supplying them with the soft skills and character traits that will set them up for success in academics and life.

Read more: Study: Music Education Now Reaches 48,700 Metro Students

The ABC affiliate in Great Falls, Montana honored orchestra teacher Elizabeth Quniby with a news story telling everyone of her selection to be in the the 2015, 18th Annual "50 Directors Who Make A Difference" issue. Congratulations, Ms. Quinby on your selection and a job-well done, as evidenced by your awesome music programs. Click here to see the video of the news story. The news was also covered by her local paper, the Great Falls Tribute, here.

NAMM Foundation invites music teachers, college students studying music, and the entire music industry to join efforts to keep music education strong. Musician-producer “Weird Al” Yankovic and Canadian Brass to Headline NAMM Foundation’s Grand Rally for Music Education on Saturday, January 23.

Read more: NAMM Foundation Keeps Music Education Strong at 2016 NAMM Show

David BilgerYamaha today announced the addition of David Bilger to the company’s trumpet artist roster. Bilger, principal trumpet of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1995, has been praised by The New York Times for the “easy brilliance” of his technique and by the Washington Post for his “engaging legato touch.”

Read more: Yamaha Welcomes David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra, to its Artist Roster

teven Blier (photo by Dario Acosta)Juilliard and New York Festival of Song Present "Harry, Hoagy, and Harold" on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at 7:30pm in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Featuring the Music of Harry Warren, Hoagy Carmichael, and Harold Arlen Performed by Singers from Juilliard's Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Read more: Juilliard and New York Festival of Song Present "Harry, Hoagy, and Harold"

A Utah band brought the healing power of music to cancer patients at LDS Hospital.

Read more: Utah Band Brings Healing Power of Music to Cancer Patients

The Sutherlin School District is now offering an instrumental music program for students from seventh to 12th grades for the first time in nearly a decade.

Read more: Sutherlin High School Brings Back Instrumental Music Program

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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