I have been blessed with a long career as a band director, working with the best and brightest young people in each of the four teaching positions I have been fortunate to hold over the years.

Read more: Discipline


The marimba is one of the most challenging instruments to transport; the pieces have awkward shapes, and it is a tough instrument and a fragile instrument all in one.

Read more: Road Trip? How to Protect and Care for a Marimba


The Bluecoats waited on the entrance ramps to field at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on August 2 to perform at the Enshrinement Week pre-season game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Denver Broncos.

Read more: Bluecoats Light Up the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game


For over two decades now, SBO has honored an instrumental music educator, one from every state. The tradition continues, but you can imagine the process is involved, and chasing down a nominated band director times 50 is daunting.

Read more: Time to get those nominations in!

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!

Click Here to Submit Your Story

Sign up for the SBO newsletter


Get the SBO App!

Get the latest issues on your mobile device!



College Search & Career Guide

The Latest News and Gear in Your Inbox - Sign Up Today!