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  • SBO Spin-Off Publication Announced – Modern Band Journal

    SBO Staff | July 25, 2021Inaugural January Issue Debuts December 15-18, 2020 at The Midwest Clinic, Chicago, Illinois Today, artistpro, LLC announced a new publication for 2022. Modern Band Journal is focused on a new method of K-12 music education that engages students where they live, in their culture, with a repertoire that speaks their language, using instruments, vocals, and technology, […] Read More...
  • Juilliard and FENDI Continue Partnership With the 2021 Fendi Vanguard Awards

    SBO Staff | July 21, 2021Presented to Four Exceptional Juilliard Students in Music, Dance, and Drama—and an Entrepreneurship Symposium Featuring Members of FENDI Americas Executive Team Juilliard and FENDI have partnered to launch the Fendi Vanguard Awards, which will be presented to four exceptional Juilliard students who are poised to be innovators in their chosen discipline and across the performing […] Read More...
  • Robby Steinhardt, Violinist for Kansas, Dies at 71

    SBO Staff | July 20, 2021Robby Steinhardt, a founding member, violinist and vocalist for the 70s multi-platinum-selling rock group Kansas has passed away at 71 in Tampa, Florida, of acute pancreatitis. Kansas was among a handful of popular rock bands to emerge from the 1970s era that featured strings as a core part of the makeup of the band. From […] Read More...
  • Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra blends traditional storytelling with new symphonic music in stunning children’s production

    SBO Staff | July 15, 2021World premiere (free to view) September 10th at Konserthuset Play Merregnon: Land of Silence is a concert video production designed to introduce families and children to the wonder of the orchestral sound. Performed through narration, music and beautiful illustrations, the symphonic fairy tale follows the story of orphan Miru and builds on the tradition of timeless […] Read More...
  • GripOPhone Lyres: A Horn Lyre for the 21st Century

    SBO Staff | July 13, 2021Good old fashioned sheet music will never truly go away, but a phone can easily take the place of having to carry a book. In fact, many school music programs have completely stopped printing music instead opting to simply email the sheet music to students. The GripOPhone Lyre was designed and built by an engineer/trumpeter/entrepreneur […] Read More...
  • D’Addario announces Micro Violin Tuner Now Available for Viola

    SBO Staff | July 11, 2021The D’Addario Micro Viola Tuner features an easy-to-read, full-color display in an attractive compact design. A non-marring, lever-lock clamp holds the tuner securely to the instrument while allowing easy application and removal. The precision viola tuner is not only perfect for tuning, the unique mounting system and fast pitch response allow it to be used […] Read More...
  • JodyJazz Announces New HR* Clarinet ‘Once’ Model

    SBO Staff | July 11, 2021JodyJazz has expanded its selection of HR* Series Clarinet mouthpieces with the introduction of the new HR* Clarinet ‘Once’ model. ‘Once’ is the Spanish word for 11. The new model has been developed in response to requests from the Banda Music community for an HR* Clarinet mouthpiece with an even larger tip opening than the […] Read More...
  • Casio PX-S1100 Digital Piano Provides Improved Tone, New Bluetooth Capability

    SBO Staff | July 11, 2021Casio America, Inc. announced today the release of the PX-S1100, the latest addition to the award-winning Privia PX-S series of digital pianos. The PX-S1100 replaces the PX-S1000, which has become one of the top-selling digital pianos on the market today and earned its reputation for sound and features that punch far above its price class. […] Read More...
  • Tone Deaf Comics

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  • Sounds Effects with Percussion and Marimba

    Kevin Lucas | July 10, 2021Most of my previous articles have been about intense musical topics. So, I decided to write something fun for your students for this month. We are going to explore special effects with percussion and marimba. Over the years, in an effort to be innovative in my music videos and recordings, I have used existing ideas […] Read More...
  • Clarinet Repairs Tips for the Busy Band Director

    Don Nathan, Lisa Canning | July 10, 2021It’s a perfect time of year to dig into basic repairs needed for woodwind instruments. We’ll begin with the clarinet. This month’s column is written by Don Nathan who was a band director for 39 years and is now a repair tech. You can reach out to him at NathanWoodwinds.com if you have more questions. […] Read More...
  • Advocacy is Personal

    Laurie Schell | July 10, 2021Advocacy is defined as the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. Advocacy may be a big “A” or a small “a” effort. Whether the cause is personal to you or common among many, the underlying process is the same. We see a need, gather evidence, find solutions, demonstrate impact, and make the […] Read More...
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