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Autistic Singer-Songwriter Nikki Nik Performs

Autographed musical instruments were donated by Roland for silent auction in support of Autism Speaks event Light Up the Blues concert.

Read more: Roland Corporation U.S. Proudly Supports Light Up the Blues Concert

Vic Firth Co. celebrates drummers everywhere with their latest community engagement campaign, #LiveToPlay.

Read more: Vic Firth Launches #LiveToPlay Initiative

Famed Las Vegas Trumpet/Flugelhorn artist Dave Perrico and his ensemble of 12 talented musicians, Pop Strings Evolution, presented a master class featuring two new Phaeton models at local Family Music Center in Las Vegas.

Read more: Las Vegas Trumpet/Flugelhorn Artist Dave Perrico Presents Master Featuring New Phaeton Models

With hundreds of entries from more than 40 countries, the support of today’s top male and female drum artists, contributions from leading drum companies and 9.5 million ad impressions globally, the just concluded Hit Like A Girl contest for female drummers is being acclaimed as the biggest and most successful yet.

Read more: As The 2016 Hit Like A Girl Contest Wraps Up, Pre-Production for 2017 Starts Up.

The work of Little Kids Rock has been recognized with a generous grant from The NAMM Foundation.

Read more: Little Kids Rock is Named a Grant Recipient of The NAMM Foundation

We are excited to announce the launch of the newly designed, mobile-friendly website.

Read more: Ludwig Launches New Website

On April 30, D’Addario hosted an event at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University in celebration of the famed International Jazz Day. D’Addario artists Jeff Coffin and Roy “Futureman” Wooten were guest hosts representing D’Addario Woodwinds and Evans Drum Heads.

Read more: D’Addario LIVE Event Hosted in Nashville

Alfred Music helps the world experience the joy of making music and whole-heartedly believes that music should be accessible to anyone who wishes to learn, teach, or play.

Read more: Alfred Music Advocates for Music Education in Washington, D.C. at NAMM D.C. Fly-In

After many months of research and planning, DANSR is proud to announce their exciting new website (

Read more: DANSR Launches New Website

Vic Firth Company has launched a new YouTube channel, specifically focused on marching percussion.

Read more: Vic Firth Launches Marching Percussion YouTube Channel

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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