Instruments & Gear

There are more possibilities in uniform design than ever before. As some directors seek to modernize their look with athletic stretch fabrics and vibrant and intense digitally-printed graphics, others want to maintain tradition and keep their iconic design untouched.

Modular uniforms continue to be a popular trend, offering ways to combine tradition and modernization, and to update your look from year to year, or from parade to halftime, at a fraction of the cost. Take a custom-designed traditionally-structured coat, and make it sleeveless or one-sleeve-only. How about a removable sleeve or a cutout window? Add a stretch shirt underneath, changing the look, and switch out the shirt, or add a shako wrap, a mirror, or try a different plume.

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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