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  • Willson Band Instruments Joins Eastman Music Company

    SBO Staff | March 2, 2023Willson’s legendary sound and Swiss engineering continues with the Eastman family of brands. Eastman Music Company has announced that Willson Band Instruments of Flums, Switzerland is joining the Eastman family of brands. Known for excellence, Willson has been a leader in brass musical instruments for over 7¬0 years. Willson will join a growing family of […] Read More...
  • Melanie Alexander Joins Hal Leonard Team

    SBO Staff | February 27, 2023Hal Leonard is proud to announce that Melanie Alexander has joined their team as an Education Technology Marketing Coordinator. In this new role, Melanie will help teachers navigate the ever-changing world of technology and discover how the Hal Leonard suite of EDU technology offerings can enhance music instruction. “We are excited to have Melanie join […] Read More...
  • SBO+ Radio Coming in May – Submit Your PodCasts and Music

    SBO Staff | February 26, 2023SBO+’s publisher Mike Lawson is a longtime fan of Internet Radio streaming, having operated ShoutCast Streaming Audio Server streams for over 15 years for live performances. As owner of SBO+, and somebody often asked to be on music educational and other podcasts, he has decided to help podcasters serving music education and topics of interest […] Read More...
  • John Mlynczak Named President and CEO of The National Association of Music Merchants

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2023After a comprehensive year-long search, The NAMM Executive Committee and CEO Search Committee is pleased to announce industry veteran and music education advocate John Mlynczak as the next President and CEO of The National Association of Music Merchants. The announcement occurred earlier today at meetings with NAMM’s Board of Directors and NAMM staff. At the […] Read More...
  • David Thomas Named Wenger President

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2023Wenger Corporation formally announced that David (Dave) L. Thomas has accepted the position of President & CEO, replacing Christopher (Chris) Simpson who will retire on February 24, 2023. Over the last 11 years, Chris Simpson has led Wenger Corporation with a steady hand and with personal and professional integrity while adhering to organization’s core values. […] Read More...
  • Magic Baton Melody Contest Names Winner

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2023The Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra and composer-in-residence David Fixmer created the inaugural “Magic Baton Melody Contest,” a composition contest serving local music students in grades 2-12. In its inaugural year, the Magic Baton Melody Contest drew 140 submissions in the middle school category, of which four honorable mentions and one grand prize winner was awarded. After […] Read More...
  • Announcing BOA Blast!

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2023Music for All, Bands of America, and University of North Texas (UNT) Wind Studies are thrilled to announce BOA Blast! at UNT, a one-day summer camp on July 20, 2023, for students. BOA Blast! at UNT will focus on increasing achievement in the marching arts for high school students, including winds, color guard, and drum […] Read More...
  • Midwest Clinic Welcomes Brenda Brenner to Board of Directors

    SBO Staff | February 19, 2023Brenda Brenner is an associate professor of music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she specializes in string music education, teaching applied violin, as well as courses in violin and string pedagogy. Additionally, as director of the Jacobs Academy, Brenner oversees the pre-college and community educational initiatives of the Jacobs School. […] Read More...
  • Vocalessence and Famed Singer/Composer Moira Smiley Premiere New Works In “Singing the World Awake”

    SBO Staff | February 17, 2023Celebrate the joy of collaboration and singing together at Ordway Concert Hall on May 12  VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral music organizations, has commissioned two new works from innovative American composer, arranger, performer and teacher Moira Smiley, as part of its final concert of the 22-23 season, “Singing the World Awake,” May 12 at […] Read More...
  • NFHS and NAMM Unite Education Organizations, Creative Industry Through Collaboration of Music Leaders

    SBO Staff | February 6, 2023SBO+ recently attend an historic first meeting hosted by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) took place last week in Indianapolis. More than 50 leaders from 21 states and a combined 40 state and national organizations convened January 25-26 at the Conrad Hotel during […] Read More...
  • SBO Staff | February 1, 2023Eastman School of Music, at the University of Rochester, is proud to announce that it will host the inaugural Context Conference 2023: Contextualizing Equity and Inclusion in Music on November 3-4, 2023, in Rochester, NY. Conference Host Dr. Crystal Sellers Battle, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion at Eastman, along with Dr. Lisa Beckley-Roberts, Chair […] Read More...
  • Pearl Corporation Announces Opening of 2023 Scholarship Application

    SBO Staff | January 16, 2023Pearl Corporation announces the opening of its third annual college scholarship, “Musicians Making A Difference,” which will award two $5,000 scholarships totaling $10,000 to high school musicians who have demonstrated the ability to impact change in themselves, their community, and those around them. “I am beyond grateful to have been selected a recipient of the […] Read More...
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