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Instruments & Gear

IMS Technologies is proud to introduce the latest additions to the Charactune family: our new skull, bulldog and cat clip-on instrument tuners.

Read more: IMS Technologies Charactune Tuners

Instruments & Gear

D'Addario's Evans Drumheads brand is proud to announce the release of Calftone, a premium drumhead line designed to mimic the sound, look, and feel of vintage calfskin.

Read more: D'Addario's Evans Brand Announces Calftone Drumheads, Part Of New Evans '56 Series

Instruments & Gear

After many months of delays and streamlining production Légère is proud to launch the first orchestral grade synthetic oboe reed.

Read more: Légère Launched Orchestral Grade Synthetic Oboe Reed

Instruments & Gear

Players Music LLC has been appointed exclusive U.S. distributor for Cool Wind ABS Horns.

Read more: Players Music Appointed Exclusive U.S. Distributor for Cool Wind ABS Horns

Instruments & Gear

The Loog Guitars App, dubbed Loog Academy, packs a complete set of tools to get kids playing songs: a tuner, video lessons by Grammy award winner Tim Kubart, chord charts, and even songs by; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars and more. Children play to the official video of the songs or record their own version and share it with friends. The Loog Educators’ Guide is a document aimed at helping music teachers incorporate Loog Guitars into their curriculum.

Read more: Loog Guitars App and Educators’ Guide

Instruments & Gear

Yamaha Arius YDP 163

Yamaha introduced the YDP-143 and YDP-163, the latest additions to the company’s popular Arius line of console digital pianos.

Read more: Yamaha Arius Digital Piano Models Offer Improved Performance and iOS App Compatibility

Instruments & Gear

Yamaha has added the PSR-E453 and the PSR-EW400 to its popular family of portable keyboards, the best-selling line in the United States.

Read more: Yamaha PSR-E453 and PSR-EW400 Portable Keyboards

Instruments & Gear

SABIAN has just announced the addition of Vanguard cymbals to its Remastered HH line. Designed to provide exceptional versatility and feel, each model in the HH Vanguard family responds to the touch in a way that will surprise you – and inspire you.

Read more: Sabian Adds Vanguard Cymbals To HH Remastered Series

Instruments & Gear

Enjoy your favorite hot beverage with the new marbleized mug designs from AIM Gifts. These glass mugs are available in a brown or blue finish and designed for the music lover. Pictured here are the G-Clef Marble Mugs. AIM carries a large selection of mugs and glassware in addition to over 10,000 music gift accessories.

Instruments & Gear

Rovner’s patented Rectangular Bore Clarinet Barrel just got better:  it has a new, lower MSRP of just $89.00, a new finish for better grip, and it is available in sizes 62-68 for optimal tuning. 

Read more: Rovner Rectangular Bore Clarinet Barrel

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 

On the Road

Do you have a story to tell about taking your school music groups on the road? SBO wants to hear about it!

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