Instruments & Gear

  A greeting card or poster from Tips for Playing in an Orchestra Series. Tip No. 1: Put Stalks on Your EarsViolettes by Becky announced the release of whimsical music-themed greeting cards, note cards, and coloring books.  

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Manhasset Stands announced four new matte finish colors to its line of music stand products.

Read more: Manhasset Stands Matte Finish Available in New Colors

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Kanstul is announced that the Committee Trumpet is back. Based on their original design, they are now handcrafting a re-issue of this trumpet as the Model 1603. The Committee adheres to the classic #3 bore specs with the Kanstul commitment to 100 percent USA built quality.

Instruments & Gear

Laka Koa Bass Uke VUB90EAThe Laka Ukulele line from JHS is designed as a highly playable, tonally responsive range of ukuleles, endorsed by Joe Brown. Laka released their very first bass ukuleles; the Laka Mahogany Bass Uke and the Laka Koa Bass Uke.

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Through the merger with its new parent company, Eastman Music Company, S.E. Shires has developed a more affordable class of professional brass instruments, named “Q Series” after Eastman founder Qian Ni. These instruments represent the philosophy of Eastman to produce the finest musical instruments at every price point and embody the reputation of Shires: to produce the highest quality hand crafted instruments for every player.

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Yamaha Disklavier Enspire is the seventh generation of Disklavier pianos. Replacing the popular E3 series, Disklavier Enspire is designed as a high-resolution reproducing piano system with a new streamlined design eliminating the control box of previous generations, while an intuitive app enables it to be controlled by Apple® iOS and AndroidTM devices, as well as PCs and Macs.

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The On-Stage GTA7000 is a chromatic tuner, metronome, and tone generator ideal for guitar, horns, strings, and many other instruments. All three features can be used simultaneously or individually. It features multiple rhythm variations, adjustable pitch/volume, wide tempo range, and a backlit LCD display with adjustable brightness. Price: $32.99

Instruments & Gear

String Swings’s Stagehand Drink Holder is a versatile & affordable product. It quickly secures to most stands for convenient storage of beverages and fits mic, music, and cymbal stands ranging from half- inch to one inch in diameter.

Instruments & Gear

SoundSynergies LECTRICare Music/Electronics was created to maintain, condition, and lubricate electronic music gear and components. It is designed to optimize and safeguard the performance of electronics by lifting away grime and other foreign substances that accumulate over time diminishing performance and causing drop-outs and distortion.

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The JodyJazz Power Ring Ligature features an all new design that provides both a significant improvement in performance and greatly enhanced visual appeal. Taking the essence of his original ring ligature design, Jody Espina has added greater thickness and heft together with more pronounced side curves and extreme contoured edges both top and bottom. Like the original ring ligature, the new Power Ring ’s self-locking CNC machined taper touches on three points only; the left and right side of the reed and on top of the mouthpiece. There are no moving or added parts, designed to increase the efficiency of vibration.

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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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