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The Moody Blues is using its Las Vegas residency to give back. The band, in partnership with AEG Live and The Venetian Las Vegas, will host a special educational event, “Jobs in Music.” On Tuesday, October 11, students from JD Smith Middle School will be welcomed to The Venetian Theatre and given the opportunity to learn about the diversity of careers in music. Speakers will include AEG Live executives, Venetian executives, and the production team behind “The Moody Blues: Nights in Las Vegas,” which kicks off a five-show limited engagement on Friday, October 7. 

Read more: The Moody Blues in Partnership with AEG Live and The Venetian Las Vegas Invites Students to “Jobs...

Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League™ (DCI) recently announced the upcoming Fuse TV Network eight-part series featuring two World Class corps.  The two-episode premiere of Clash of the Corps debuts Wednesday, October 5 on Fuse at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Read more: Drum Corps International to Appear on Fuse TV Network

The 2016–17 season of Philharmonic Free Fridays begins this month. Now in its third season, Philharmonic Free Fridays offers 100 free tickets to young people ages 13–26 to each of the season’s 16 Friday evening subscription concerts.

Read more: Philharmonic Free Fridays Return for 2016–17 Season

The NAMM Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus are gearing up to bring a hands-on and high-tech music-making experience to three school districts with a recording residency on The Lennon Bus. Now through November 18, 2016 school administrators a re invited to highlight their district’s music education achievements by answering the question, “What Makes Music Education Great in My School District?” via an online entry form and by involving their students in the creation of a one-minute video submission for a chance at the residency.

Read more: The Namm Foundation and The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Seek Music Programs for a Recording...

 "The President's Own" United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians.

Read more: "The President's Own" United States Marine Band Competition for High School Musicians

GRAMMY nominated producer, songwriter, and guitarist Blake Mills led an all-star cast of musicians for a special night of music that raised $160,000 in support of music education at the "Music Makes You" benefit concert put on by the D’Addario Foundation




Read more: D'Addario's "Music Makes You" Benefit Concert Raises $160,000 in Support of Music Education

Music & Arts continues to recognize music educators through its annual Music & Arts Music Educator of the Year award. Friday, September 30th is the last day to submit a nomination.

Read more: Final Day to Nominate Music & Arts Educator of the Year

The U.S. Department of Education today released new guidance, Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments, to support evidence-based decision-making by states, districts, schools, educators, and partners. This non-regulatory guidance is intended to help stakeholders make more effective education investments by leveraging rigorous, relevant evidence to improve outcomes for kids under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  

Read more: U.S. Department of Education Releases New Guidance on Using Evidence to Strengthen Education...

Disney Performing Arts is bringing one of its popular music workshops to the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics as part of band director Phillip Riggs winning the 2016 Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy® and the GRAMMY Foundation®

Read more: Disney Performing Arts Brings Music Workshop to North Carolina High School Students as part of...

For over 20 years the Educational Division of Korg USA (KorgEDU) has specialized in turn-key learning systems for education with a goal of helping educators at every level integrate electronic music instruments, audio components, video production tools, computers and software into learning environments.  Korg USA is proud to announce the launch of their new website dedicated for KorgEDU, The site is user and mobile friendly, easy to navigate and includes access to informative videos, downloadable lesson plans, Fundraising programs and Lab Solutions. 

Read more: KorgEDU Launches New Dedicated Website for Educators

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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