In Wednesday’s (1/24), J Fondon writes, “The Black Orchestral Network (BON), a collective dedicated to fostering inclusion and equity for Black orchestral musicians, is leading a movement for change within the classical music sphere, launching its annual National Day of Solidarity on Monday, January 29, 2024. This powerful day serves as a resounding appeal for the equitable treatment and inclusion of Black orchestral musicians, resonating across the industry and beyond. At the heart of this movement is the newly released, poignant ‘Dear American Orchestras, Part II,’ an open letter demanding transparency and equity in the tenure process. This rallying cry addresses long-standing barriers to inclusion and champions fair practices for Black musicians, emphasizing the urgent need for action in orchestral spaces. The letter outlines ten actionable steps to reform the tenure process within American orchestras…. ‘Our National Day of Solidarity represents a united front demanding equity and transparency within orchestral ensembles. It’s a collective effort to bring about essential change and recognition for Black orchestral musicians who have long been undervalued and excluded,’ says Weston Sprott, BON Co-Founder and Steering Committee member…. On January 29, supporters are encouraged to post the BON Day of Solidarity graphic to their social media platforms, driving the urgent message of inclusion and equity within American orchestras.”