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Instruments & Gear

Black Diamond Strings’ Core-Bond VT "Virtual Tone" Series strings feature a new string design that has wonderful clarity, sustain and volume, which will also hold its tune in perfect pitch through its Core-Bond core-to-wrap locking process.

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Instruments & Gear

The Black Mountain Thumb Pick offers an innovative design that combines the feel and familiarity of a traditional flatpick with a patented, spring-loaded thumb ring, providing an easy, comfortable fit from the moment it’s put on.

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Instruments & Gear

Promark Drumsticks’ new mallet line, SPYR, is a comprehensive, foundational offering for high school and college-level band directors seeking to outfit either (or both) their marching corps or concert percussion section with quality implements.

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Instruments & Gear

Flying Fingers from Hal Leonard covers an expansive variety of styles and techniques – including recent innovations like percussive gestures, right-hand string-stopping, two hands on the fingerboard, and partial capos – through its 50 accurate transcriptions with historical and performance notes for each.

Read more: ‘Flying Fingers’ from Hal Leonard

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Rhythm In Motion by Gerry Polci and Rhea Chiles is a challenging collection of snare drum solos, duets, and trios that raise the technical and musical bar for modern drummers.

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Instruments & Gear

JodyJazz has shared packaging for several of its mouthpiece series. The new packaging is designed to boost in-store product appeal with a more elegant and contemporary design. It will be featured on JodyJazz's popular SUPER JET series, GIANT series, and new HR* CUSTOM DARK series.

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Instruments & Gear

The Tri All Multiple Purpose Trial/Training Tool from RS Berkeley is for beginning band students and was designed in the USA for individual use.

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Instruments & Gear

The Loog Pro VI Acoustic is Loog’s first full-sized six-string guitar marketed to kids and adults 12 years old and up.

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Instruments & Gear

Students and professionals alike can play Massimiliano Martinelli’s and Fulvia Mancini’s original arrangements with the release of their first songbook: Cello Duet Delights: 10 Popular Songs for Two.

Read more: 'Cello Duet Delights' from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

Kendor Music, Inc. has released Volume 40 Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra Music.

Read more: Volume 40 Jazz Ensemble and String Orchestra Music from Kendor Music

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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