More than 200 Yamaha Employees Perform in Honor of International Make Music Day

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Celebrating a festival of music on the great lawn in front of Yamaha headquarters, employees perform while in formation of the company's famous tuning fork logo as a drone captures the excitement overhead

Over 200 Yamaha employees performing in the formation of their famous tuning fork logo as a drone captures the image from above.

“Creating music takes dedication, perseverance and passion. Today, we get a chance to share our passion for what we do because at Yamaha, every day is Make Music Day,” said Tracy Bargielski, Yamaha vice president of human resources.

More than 200 employees of Yamaha, the world’s largest musical instrument manufacturer, performed today in honor of International Make Music Day, a festival of music celebrated each year on June 21st in more than 120 countries and across the United States.

The performance was held on the great lawn in front of Yamaha Corporation of America headquarters in Buena Park, California. Employees played the iconic song, “Twist and Shout” while in formation of the company’s famous tuning fork logo, as a drone captured the excitement overhead.

“Music and Sound is what we do here at Yamaha, so what is more fitting than celebrating with all of you, and making our own music,” said Tracy Bargielski, Yamaha vice president of human resources, addressing the company’s employees. “Creating music takes dedication, perseverance and passion. Today, we get a chance to share our passion for what we do because at Yamaha, every day is Make Music Day.”

“Yamaha is highly involved in music education and the legislation to support such efforts,” said Elizabeth Swift, mayor of Buena Park, who attended the event and presented the company with a Certificate of Recognition for its efforts to celebrate International Make Music Day. “As a former educator and school board member, I believe that all students deserve a well-rounded education that includes music and the arts. I want to thank each one of you employees for displaying your talents today and celebrating the power that music possesses to bring joy to the world.”

35 years ago, in France, Jack Lang and his staff at the Ministry of Culture dreamed up an idea for a new kind of musical holiday – a day where free, live music would be everywhere. Anyone and everyone would be invited to join and play music, or host performances. The event would take place on the summer solstice, June 21, and would be called Fête De La Musique, which translates to both “festival of music” and “make music!”

For more information about Yamaha, please visit http://usa.yamaha.com

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About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement, commercial installation and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and NEXO commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, MusicCast wireless multiroom audio systems, Blu-ray/CD players, earphones, headphones, home-theater-in-a-box systems, sound bars and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, music, professional audio installation and consumer markets.

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