Instruments & Gear

The JP2057 sousaphone from John Packer can turn from a mellow bass instrument, to a roaring forward-facing monster, suitable to blast any bass line that is needed, whether in a marching band, trad jazz band or early big band.

Read more: New John Packer Sousaphone

Instruments & Gear

These French Horn cases from Jakob Winter are lined with high quality black cotton velvet and are heavily padded for optimum protection.

Read more: Jakob Winter's French Horn Cases

Instruments & Gear

The George Benson – The Art of Jazz Guitar book includes guitar tab and new, accurate transcriptions, along with 10 chapters and over 30 examples for students to follow while watching the corresponding video lessons.

Read more: Hal Leonard's 'George Benson – The Art of Jazz Guitar'

Instruments & Gear

The On-Stage KSA8585 Keyboard Tray is perfect for small mixers, drum machines, synth modules, effects pedals and small speakers and attaches easily to any one or two-tier stand with 1" round or square tubing.

Read more: New Stands from On-Stage

Instruments & Gear

Hal Leonard's The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber features 40 memorable songs composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber over the course of his 50-year career.

Read more: New Releases from Hal Leonard

Instruments & Gear

The RockCare StringJet 64 improves the longevity of your strings and preserves their original tone.

Read more: The RockCare StringJet 64

Instruments & Gear

Promark Drumsticks' new maple drumsticks are a part of their Select Balance line.

Read more: Promark's Maple Drumsticks

Instruments & Gear

Mighty yet maneuverable, the On-Stage SMC5000 holds 8-10 music stands, turns on a dime, and boasts a small footprint of 24.5" to 21.75" for easy storage and transport.

Read more: New Stands from On-Stage

Instruments & Gear

BG Franck Bichon's new yoke strap for saxophones features the new BG metal snap hook, as well as the new BG metal adjuster.

Read more: BG Franck Bichon Introduces New Yoke Strap

Instruments & Gear

Yamaha's new YEP-642TII, YEP-642TSII and YEP-842TS euphoniums all feature a new main tuning slide trigger that gives artists an unparalleled ability to control pitch more precisely while playing.

Read more: Yamaha's New Euphoniums

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 

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