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The Midwest Clinic has announced the launch of their 75th Anniversary Logo Contest. All are welcome to submit a design for consideration, but students are especially encouraged to participate.

Read more: Midwest Clinic 75th Anniversary Logo Contest

Hal Leonard announced today the release of Hal Leonard Digital Books, a new streaming platform designed to provide musicians of all instruments and skill levels with a fully-interactive, multimedia experience for hundreds of their most popular titles.

Read more: Hal Leonard Launches Revolutionary New Digital Books

Conn-Selmer has shared that they will present this year's Conn-Selmer Institute (CSI), their annual professional development conference, in a virtual environment.

Read more: Conn-Selmer Shares Details for 2020 Digital-Only Conn-Selmer Institute

Hal Leonard has shared a variety of online offerings to help teachers who are navigating work-from-home situations and distance learning.

Read more: Hal Leonard Helps Music Teachers Navigate the Distance Learning Landscape

Buffet Crampon USA has announced the launch of a new Q&A series held via Facebook Live. These sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 2p.m. EST, and will run through the end of April.

Read more: Buffet Crampon USA Announces Q&A Webcast Series

J.W. Pepper & Son, Inc. has found a solution to a problem many music teachers, directors and students have during this difficult time - that is, most of their sheet music that allows them to keep making music was left in closed schools and facilities. To make things more challenging, if a teacher had a copy of a composition, it often could not be shared electronically with ensemble members because of licensing restrictions.

Read more: J.W. Pepper Creates New Tool to Overcome an Unexpected Barrier to Music Education

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

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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