Partners In Music: Yamaha Provides Percussion Instruments to the Music for All National Festival

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Instruments Include 6200 Series Timpani, Chimes, Concert Bass Drums, Concert Snare Drums, Concert Toms, Stands and Accessory Products

Yamaha is pleased to announce its continued support of Music for All and its upcoming National Festival taking place March 4 – 6, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN.

Yamaha is pleased to announce its continued support of Music for All and its upcoming National Festival taking place March 4 - 6, 2010 in Indianapolis, IN. The Festival is comprised of the Bands of America National Concert Band Festival, National Percussion Festival and the Middle School National Music Festival. Yamaha will be providing an array of percussion instruments including its popular 6200 Series Timpani, chimes, concert bass drums, a variety of concert snare drum, concert toms, stand and accessory products.

"The relationship between Yamaha and Music for All goes back many years," said Troy Wollwage, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Percussion. "Yamaha provides a number of percussion instruments to this event. These instruments are then available to schools at a reduced rate via Paige's Music/Chops Percussion. Schools have the ability to pick up some fantastic percussion instruments are preferred pricing. It's an opportunity for instrumental music programs with perhaps a limited budget."

Ensembles in the Music for All National Festival are invited to perform following a taped audition process. The festivals are non-competitive events, with ensembles performing for a knowledgeable audience, receiving input and clinics from a panel of leading music educators and student members participating in Master Classes with professional musicians and other special events. The Festival will feature concerts by the Honor Band of America, the Honor Orchestra of America and the Jazz Band of America. Concert venues include Hilbert Circle Theatre (Honor Orchestra of America), Clowes Memorial Hall (National Concert Band Festival and Honor Band of America) and The Warren Performing Arts Center (Sandy Feldstein National Percussion Festival and Middle School National Music Festival).

Music for All is one of the largest and most influential national music education organizations in support of active music-making. Music for All is unique in that it combines programming at a national level with awareness campaigns, research and advocacy. Bands of America (BOA) and Orchestra America are programs of Music for All, with a 33-year heritage in providing spectacular educational experiences for instrumental music programs and students. Music for All is also one of the nation's leading music and arts education research, public policy and advocacy organizations, addressing the growing concern that public policies have created barriers for many schools and communities to provide music and arts programs as part of a basic education for all children.

For more information on the specific instruments to be used in the festival go to the Chops Percussion Website or call (877) 900-3786.

About Yamaha
Yamaha Corporation of America is the largest subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of musical instruments and audio/visual products to the U.S. market. Products include: acoustic and digital pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio products, and innovative technology products targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, and installation markets.

Troy Wollwage/Yamaha Corporation of America
(714) 522-9011 (twollwage(at)Yamaha(dot)com)

Devon Estes/Giles Communications
(914) 798-4118 (destes(at)giles(dot)com)


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