Essay Contest

  • 2023 SBO+ Essay Contest Winners

    Thomas Palmatier | June 11, 2023Thanks to our generous sponsors Casio, Alfred Music Publishing, MakeMusic, Yamaha Corporation of America, Hal Leonard, NAMM Foundation, Focusrite and Adam Audio. This year, we asked essayists to answer this question: “Tell us about a music teacher who has changed your life. What was it about them that had an impact on you? How did […] Read More...
  • 2022 SBO Essay Contest Winners

    SBO Staff | June 14, 2022As I settled in to read nearly 4,000 essays, little did I know the experience I was in for. Nearly every single one spoke of the fellowship and closeness they felt in their band and orchestra rooms. Many wrote of the emotional challenges of COVID and how it still effects their lives. I read tales […] Read More...
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