Belonging: it is something every human seeks. To be able to identify with another group of people through shared experiences, beliefs, or kinship is fundamental to our nature, and essential to our existence.

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We are now officially entering the second decade of the twenty-first century. That is a little mind-blowing, but it is the decade, which toward its end, will find me turning 60.

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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.

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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!

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