SBO’s 19th Annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” Nominations

Mike Lawson • News • July 25, 2016

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SBO’s annual “50 Directors Who Make a Difference” highlights some of the best music educators across all fifty states.

These outstanding band and orchestra directors are nominated by our readers, including current and former students, colleagues and peers, parents, and others who’ve had a wonderful experience with the music programs put on by these amazing teachers. 

If you know somebody worthy of this honor in our upcoming 19th annual “50 Directors Who Make A Difference” issue in December, get your nomination in right away by visiting

While you’re in the site submitting your nomination, please consider submitting a new Playing Tip to share with your fellow readers at or even a full length article for consideration in an upcoming issue of SBO by visiting

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