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BandLab, a free global, multi-platform (iOS, Android and web) cloud-based app where users can create, collaborate, and share their music, announced the release of Version 3.0, offering a range of new features.

Read more: BandLab Adds New Social and Music-Making Tools in 3.0 Release

With the latest addition of clarinetist Andrew Lowy to the Vandoren artist roster, the Los Angeles Philharmonic clarinet section is now exclusively comprised of Vandoren Artists.

Read more: LA Philharmonic Clarinet Section Chooses Vandoren

SBO’s annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” highlights some of the best music educators across all fifty states.

Read more: SBO’s 19th Annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” Nominations

Cap: L to R: Back Row:  Paul Cornish, Federico Montes, John Paul Powers and Henry Solomon   L to R: Front Row: Justin Sales, Hyerin Kim, Ivy Ringel, Rebekah Ko, and Wickliffe Simmons Celebrating some of the country’s brightest young musical talent, the 28th annual Yamaha Young Performing Artists (YYPA) Program was held June 25 – 28, 2016 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.

Read more: Nine Young Musicians Celebrated at 2016 Yamaha Young Performing Artists Concert

2016 Pasic Scholarship Winner Yang ChenSABIAN congratulates Yang Chen of Toronto, ON, winner of the 2016 SABIAN/PASIC Scholarship.

Read more: Sabian Names Yang Chen As 2016 Pasic Scholarship Winner

This summer and fall, chances are good there’s a Crescent clinic coming to a SABIAN Hand Select Cymbal Boutique near you.

Read more: Sabian Announces Crescent Clinic Tour

 Universal Skull Island now openUniversal Orlando opens Skull Island and new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. 

Read more: “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” Is Now Open at Universal Orlando Resort

At Légère we believe great education builds great musicians and for students to reach their full their full potential, they need the right equipment.  To show our support for students, Légère is giving five schools 20 limited edition mouthpiece kits.

Read more: Légère is Giving Five Schools 20 Limited Edition Mouthpiece Kits

Yamaha Corporation of America has appointed Paul Winterhalter as its new Percussion Product Specialist in the Band & Orchestral division. In his role, Winterhalter will provide high-quality technical support and expertise to the percussion department and its clientele.

Read more: New Product Specialist Paul Winterhalter Expands Yamaha Band & Orchestral Percussion Support and...

On Monday, July 11, 2016 the LA Phil will present 101 Pianists. This concert will be free to the public, and will be co-presented by the Lang Lang International Music Foundation, The Colburn School, and Steinway & Sons and Roland. Approximately 100 young piano students will gather on stage with Lang Lang to perform selected works in an exciting, collaborative setting.

Read more: The Los Angeles Philharmonic Presents 101 Pianists A Free Education Concert With Special Guest...

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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