Instruments & Gear

The Reserve Evolution B♭ Clarinet Reeds are the thickest blank reed under the Reserve line that offers a roundness of sound, a heavy spine for increased projection, a thicker tip for enhanced articulation, and greater warmth and flexibility.

Read more: New Reeds from D'Addario

Instruments & Gear

The Excelcia Ensemble Series gives music educators pieces for new brass quintets, clarinet and saxophone quartets, and woodwind quintets.

Read more: 'The Excelcia Ensemble Series' from Excelcia Publishing

Instruments & Gear

The JJ Babbitt Company, Inc. celebrates its 100th anniversary by introducing the Otto Link FL (Florida) mouthpiece for tenor saxophone.

Read more: New Mouthpieces from JJ Babbitt Company

Instruments & Gear

The new Rhythm Tech Lap Top Cajon features a new Selvato finish on the drums shell and the Palma Snare, which adds a wild new array of sonic nuances and playing experience.

Read more: New Percussion from Rhythm Tech

Instruments & Gear

This balanced lightweight .508” bore trombone follows in the footsteps of the 1632 model with a classic sound reminiscent of vintage instruments, with modern, innovative manufacturing techniques.

Read more: The New XO Brass 1634 Trombone

Instruments & Gear

Conn-Selmer’s C190SL229 Stradivarius C trumpet features a newly-designed #25 M leadpipe that provides stability of intonation and slotting of note, as well as a Vincent Bach "Symphonic Series" 1 ½ C mouthpiece, which is the most popular combination for a Bach C trumpet.

Read more: New Trumpet from Conn-Selmer

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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  

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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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