• Excelcia Music’s ‘Additional Accessible Solo Repertoire’ Books

    Mike Lawson | April 3, 2020

    Rounding out its Accessible Solo Repertoire, 18 Festival Solos with Piano, Excelcia Music Publishing is expanding its string offerings with the addition of Viola, Cello, and Bass books to compliment its Violin book in this series.

  • Everyone

    SBO Staff | March 18, 2020No one can dispute the value of a choir festival... Read More...
  • John Philip Sousa: The Movie

    Mike Lawson | March 1, 2019

    The Stars and Stripes Forever is the name of a movie released in 1952 by Twentieth Century Fox about the life of the man known as “The March King,” John Philip Sousa.

  • Roll Over Beethoven: Not Your Grandma’s Symphony Concert

    Mike Lawson | July 17, 2018

    Around the country, American orchestras are expanding their programming to include a variety of genres, styles, and formats beyond the traditional European “canon” of orchestral music (think Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and the rest of the boys).

  • 2018 SBO Scholarship Essay Contest

    Mike Lawson | May 9, 2017Thank You! To the thousands of educators and music students who participated in the 18th Annual SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA’S Music Student’s Scholarship Essay Contest “What would you say to your fellow classmates who are not in the music program? Why should they consider getting involved?” Ten $1,000 scholarships will be awarded in two categories: […] Read More...
  • 17th Annual Essay Contest

    Mike Lawson | January 5, 2017Thank You to all the students and music directors who participated and supported the 17th SCHOOL BAND AND ORCHESTRA Music Students Scholarship Essay Contest. Check the SB0magazine.com website May 1, 2017 for the list of winners, their entries and school music programs.                     Read More...
  • Enhancing Rehearsals with Active Acoustics

    Mike Lawson | December 13, 2016

    Student musicians and their directors are too often shortchanged in their preparations for concerts by the acoustical inadequacies of their rehearsal space. New active acoustics technology is available to overcome those deficiencies, providing more productive and enjoyable rehearsal sessions. The students of two high school music teachers – one in Minnesota and the other in Texas – are already experiencing the benefits of this technology.

  • AIM Gifts Music Themed Gloves

    Mike Lawson | November 11, 2016

    AIM Gifts released their functional winter music themed gloves. Included are three top-selling designs; touch screen, which works with mobile devices, fingerless, and stretch.

  • First Lady to Recognize Sphinx Organization at The White House

    Mike Lawson | November 11, 2016

    Detroit-based Sphinx Organization to be presented with nation’s highest honor for creative youth development programs.


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    NAMM’S Museum of Making Music Partners with Martin Guitar to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Dreadnought

    Mike Lawson | October 19, 2016Beginning October 8, the Museum of Making Music will present a special exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Martin Dreadnought guitar, perhaps the most iconic and influential American acoustic guitar ever to be created. Used by legendary musicians such as Bob Dylan, Gene Autry, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, to many prominent musicians today, the dreadnought has shaped the evolution […] Read More...
  • 11th Annual American Romanian Festival

    Mike Lawson | September 19, 2016

    The American Romanian Festival Inc. announces its 2016 events that include chamber music concerts in Detroit and Lansing, workshops by visiting Romanian composer Cornel Ţăranu, and Romanian Film Screenings featuring special guest Tudor Giurgiu.

  • On-Stage Chromatic Tuner/Metronome/Tone Generator

    Mike Lawson | August 29, 2016

    The On-Stage GTA7000 is a chromatic tuner, metronome, and tone generator ideal for guitar, horns, strings, and many other instruments.

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