Periodically, SMBA will find performing, or education groups that stand out or have a special expertise that we know will be invaluable to the music students in our community. SMBA will finance them to put on shows, or clinics for our students.

Recently, we have had Paradigm Brass, an ensemble that plays modern jazz, funk, blues, rock & roll, hip-hop and salsa. The ensemble began playing classical music on the streets and in sub-way stations in San Francisco in 2002. It didn't take long before the band began incorporating elements of New Orleans second-line as well as other genres into its own personal style that is decidedly contemporary and urban.

SBMA hired Paradigm Brass to put on clinics at all four El Segundo Schools, and to perform at the high school band's spring concert.