Instruments & Gear

SABIAN introduces crash-friendly and hi-hat sizes to the Big & Ugly line. The Big & Ugly line now includes 18” AA Sick Hats, designed to be thin, dry, and controllable.

Read more: SABIAN Big & Ugly Cymbals

Instruments & Gear

D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads have a newly patented UV-cured coating. The UV1 Series is designed for durability, warmer tonal characteristics, and resistance to stretching and denting. The drumheads include Evans Level 360 Technology™, and a new logo.

Read more: D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads UV1 Drumhead Series

Instruments & Gear

The Band Room™ Violin/Viola Rack by Band Storage enables music and concert band teachers to store their students’ violin, viola, and trumpet cases in an attractive and durable rack while making the instruments quickly and easily accessible in a classroom or studio.

Read more: Band Room Violin/Viola/Trumpet Case Rack

Instruments & Gear

The new Double-Stack Band Room™ Guitar Rack by Guitar Storage is a storage solution for guitar teachers to store both guitars and/or cases (20 or more) in an attractive and durable double-deck rack while making the instruments quickly and easily accessible in a classroom or studio.

Read more: Double-Stack Band Room ™ Guitar Rack

Instruments & Gear

Trophy Music's presents “Go Anywhere” Ukes are brightly colored ukuleles.

Read more: Trophy Music’s “Go Anywhere” Ukes

Instruments & Gear

VocoPro introduced its new Hybrid-Play and Hybrid-Acapella lines of wireless mic systems with either 8, 12 or 16 handheld or headset/lapel mics.

Read more: VocoPro Hybrid Line of Wireless Mic Systems

Instruments & Gear

On-Stage Four-Slot reed guard holds and protects reeds for clarinet, bass clarinet, alto sax, and tenor sax, and holds up to four reeds.

Read more: On-Stage Four-Slot Reed Guard

Instruments & Gear

Available in the iTunes App Store for iPad and iPhone, the free MINTZR Big Band Essentials Play-Along App is working to bring educational and collaborative opportunities to musicians.

Read more: Bob Mintzer MINTZR Big Band Essentials App

Instruments & Gear

Mackie announces their new ProDX Series, an all-new line of ultra-compact digital mixers with complete wireless control, are now shipping worldwide. 

Read more: Mackie ProDX Wireless Digital Mixers

Instruments & Gear

Promark ActiveGrip is a heat activated grip coating that becomes tackier as a player’s hands sweat and their body temperature rises.

Read more: Promark ActiveGrip

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!

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