SBO Spin-Off Publication Announced – Modern Band Journal

SBO Staff • News • July 25, 2021

Inaugural January Issue Debuts December 15-18, 2020 at The Midwest Clinic, Chicago, Illinois

Today, artistpro, LLC announced a new publication for 2022. Modern Band Journal is focused on a new method of K-12 music education that engages students where they live, in their culture, with a repertoire that speaks their language, using instruments, vocals, and technology, and more. It’s pop, rock, rap, hiphop, country… It’s urban, suburban, and all places in-between.

Written by leading educators serving over 500,000 students in schools all over the USA, with reviews of products used in their music classrooms, techniques, teaching methods, and expert advice from industry professionals with a passion for supporting this revolution in music education. Each issue is published in support of the mission and goal of the 501c3 that invented the Modern Band Method, Little Kids Rock, who have trained over 5,000 teachers since their inception and served over 1,000,000 students since 2001.

It’s about music using guitars, drums, keyboards, vocals, technology and turntables, in whatever genre the culture of the school wants to learn from a massive collection of popular music spanning over half a century. In MBJ, we profile the best and brightest educators, who  share the instruments they teach, how they teach them, repertoire that works, learning to use the tech, performance tips, and all things traditional band and vocal programs rolled into a program for the non band/choir kids to engage them in making music for a lifetime. We help them choose instruments, gear, accessories, and more with expert advice on all things music trade.

Free, advance subscriptions and a call for submissions are now open at

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