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Instruments & Gear

The “Super Easy Songbook” series from Hal Leonard features accessible arrangements for piano, with simple right-hand melody, letter names inside each note, basic left-hand chord diagrams, and no page turns.

Read more: Hal Leonard’s 'George Gershwin – Super Easy Songbook' and Taylor Swift’s 'folklore' books

Instruments & Gear

The M26PD leather guitar strap from Levy’s represents the next generation of classic Levy's styling.

Read more: Levy’s Leathers Classics Series Padded Black Leather Guitar Strap

Instruments & Gear

Jascha Heifetz Violins are authorized bench copies of the original violin of 1740 by Giuseppe Guarneri (del Gesu), which was obtained by Jascha Heifetz in 1922 and played by him for 65 years in concert and recording sessions.

Read more: JH400 Model Violin from Jascha Heifetz

Instruments & Gear

Yamaha’s YDS-150 Digital Saxophone effectively emulates an authentic saxophone experience digitally—from the sound and key layout to feedback from the instrument—while maintaining the sense of unity between the saxophone and musician.

Read more: Yamaha’s YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

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ddrum’s Dominion Series snare drums include Dominion Ash models, which come in four ash veneer finishes and in two sizes, as well as Dominion Standard models, which come in four PVC wrap finishes.

Read more: ddrum’s Dominion Series Snare Drums

Instruments & Gear

The 17” and 19” HHX Complex O-Zones from SABIAN are the first odd sized O-Zones SABIAN has introduced, and fit very nicely into the HHX Complex family.

Read more: New HHX Complex Cymbals from SABIAN

Instruments & Gear

Malletech’s two Scholastic Packs provide students with the exact same tools used by the pros. Each Pack includes a high-quality bag and an assortment of world-class implements. These are not disposable “entry-level products,” but the start of a collection of professional mallets.

Read more: Malletech's Scholastic Packs

Instruments & Gear

Music FUNdations is a new book that reimagines how young musicians are taught. Written by Scott Lang and Robert Sheldon, this music activity book is infused with social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons to help not just make better musicians, but better people.

Read more: 'Music FUNdations' Activity Book

Instruments & Gear

When full-size drums are just too big and loud, the Dixon Little Roomer delivers great sound and options in an inspiring acoustic drum system.

Read more: The Dixon Little Roomer Kit

Instruments & Gear

Sound Differentiation for Beginning String Orchestra from Alfred Music helps provide ways to help meet the needs of all the learners in beginning string classes.

Read more: Alfred's 'Sound Differentiation for Beginning String Orchestra' and 'Music Mosaic'

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!

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