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To All The Students, Educators and Co-Sponsors who contributed to the 20th annual SBO Essay Contest...THANK YOU!!!

For the many thousands of students who participated from every state in the union and several foreign countries we salute your efforts. Your answers to the essay question, “How does your musical instrument match your personality?” were both creative and inspirational. We applaud your efforts. Winners will be announced May 1, 2020.

The 21st Annual Essay Contest will appear on this site September 1, 2020

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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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