Julliard String QuartetThursday, February 5, 2015 at 8 p.m. in Alice Tully Hall

Presented as Part of Juilliard’s Daniel Saidenberg Faculty Recital Series

Read more: Julliard String Quartet Performs Quartets by Beethoven, Haydn, & Shulamit Ran

Dave Gerhart, Product Manager, Percussion Instruments - YamahaYamaha today announced the appointment of Dave Gerhart as product manager for the company’s Percussion Department, Band & Orchestral Division. He will report to Troy Wollwage, marketing manager, Percussion Instruments.

Read more: Yamaha Appoints Gerhart as Product Manager, Percussion Instruments

SABIAN Performance Accessories BagsSABIAN Performance Accessories introduces a new line of bags that features the unique look of vintage bags, but with the durability and scratch resistance of premium vinyl. This new faux leather will be implemented on some of SABIAN’s most popular bags, including the Fast 22 and a new version of the Pro bag, the Pro 24, Both bags also include the Fast Hat Pocket, allowing for quick set up and tear down.


Xeno C Trumpets, YamahaYamaha will be introducing a redesigned lineup of Xeno C trumpets at the 2015 NAMM Show. The series includes the YTR-8445S, the YTR8445GS, the YTR-8445G, and the YTR-8445. The new bell design provides optimal resistance for a powerful tonal core and more accurate slotting in the upper register. A lighter valve casing and pistons result in an improved response and greater tone control. The new models come with a backpack-style case.

The Yamaha Xeno C trumpet series has an MSRP that ranges from $3,378 to $3,578.

Marching Snare Mounts Collection, YamahaYamaha will be introducing the MSA-900 accessory mount and the MSCH-900 cymbal mount at the 2015 NAMM Show. The mounts, designed to attach on the side of modern high-tension marching snare drums, offer stability. Rim mounts sometimes cause cowbells, woodblocks, and cymbals to sit at awkward angles and can damage the drum’s finish, but the Yamaha mounts avoid this because they affix to the high-tension tuning rods. The MSA-900 has an MSRP of $118, and the MSCH-900 has an MSRP of $90.


Laser-Engraved Drumsticks, DiamondbackDiamondback Drumsticks are currently available in a choice of five popular models: 5A – 16” length and 0.575” diameter, 5A XL – 16.250” length and 0.575” diameter, 5B – 16.125” length and O.595” diameter, 5B XL – 16.375” length and 0.595” diameter, 2B – 16.125” length and 0.650” diameter. The drummer-designed sticks feature a laser-engraved grip and are made from USA hickory.

Ted Klum Mouthpieces is announcing their new production line models with the introduction of their Classic and Contemporary Model Alto sax mouthpieces. The Classic Model Alto is made from top quality German ebonite and is available in the most popular tip opening sizes of 5, 6, 7 & 8. The Contemporary Model Alto is a high baffle, bullet chamber design, machined from Brass, hand finished, and Gold-plated. Available in sizes 6, 7, 8 & 9, the Contemporary Model is distinguished by the evenness throughout the registers. These are currently available at select Sam Ash locations.

(Left to Right): Tabor Stamper, President of KHS America, awards Chauncey Kleveland $1,000 scholarshipSan Antonio, TX – January, 2015 – Tabor Stamper; President of  KHS America, awards Chauncey Kleveland with a $1,000 scholarship to help her pursue her dream of becoming a Music Educator. 

Read more: KHS America Awards a Future Music Educator with $1K Scholarship

Axos Alto Saxophone, Henri Selmer ParisMade in the Henri Selmer Paris factory, the Axos has leather pads with metal resonators, a backpack case, and a Henri Selmer Paris S-80 C* mouthpiece. MSRP: $6,499.

Select Jazz Alto Saxophone Mouthpieces, D'AddarioD’Addario’s Select Jazz mouthpieces are available in the three most popular facing models: 5, 6, and 7. Select Jazz Mouthpieces combine vintage design with modern production techniques, providing classic sound and response with even intonation across the entire range of the saxophone. 

Select Jazz Mouthpieces retail for $240.


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