Instruments & Gear

For some beginning drummers, mastering the skill of reading basic syncopation is often difficult, and moving into a more advanced level of reading can be even more challenging.

Read more: Hal Leonard’s 'Syncopation Etudes for Snare Drum'

Instruments & Gear

Craviotto’s Heritage snare drum pays tribute to the company’s founder and master drum builder, Johnny Craviotto.

Read more: Craviotto’s Heritage Snare Drum

Instruments & Gear

The TromboneBuddy trains muscle memory by introducing “magnetic position marks” to the slide.

Read more: The TromboneBuddy

Instruments & Gear

Gatchell Violins’ newest specially formulated carbon fiber instruments are made by Gatchell Innovations, Inc., and distributed by Gatchell Violins Company, Inc. throughout the USA.

Read more: Gatchell's New Instruments  

Instruments & Gear

The Paseo Model Trumpet and Trombone and the Maverick Model Trumpet and Trombone from BAC are hand-built at BAC’s Kansas City Factory.

Read more: New Trumpets and Trombones from BAC Musical Instruments

Instruments & Gear

The Chedeville RC Series Saxophone Mouthpieces feature a round chamber which creates a warm beautiful saxophone tone with excellent control and intonation.

Read more: New Mouthpieces from Chedeville

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music’s Music for Little Mozarts series is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2019. Each of the four levels guides the child through a comprehensive musical learning experience using the piano, over approximately a two-year period.  

Read more: 'Music for Little Mozarts' from Alfred Music  

Instruments & Gear

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood),” the iconic song Mr. Rogers used to start each episode of his program, is available in two jazz ensemble arrangements from Hal Leonard.

Read more: New Arrangements from Hal Leonard 

Instruments & Gear

ReedGeek’s newest Klangbogen is the ClariKlang.

Read more: The ClariKlang from ReedGeek 

Instruments & Gear

First Solos & Duets by Edward Freytag is a new collection of grade-I solos and duets for snare drum, mallets, timpani and multi-percussion.

Read more: 'First Solos & Duets' from Row-Loff

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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