Instruments & Gear

These universal carrying bags are durable and practical for transporting instruments, such as xylophones or vibraphones.

Read more: Universal Carrying Bag For Mallet Instrument Bars

Instruments & Gear

Meredith Music has released Wedding Music for Marimba by Patrick Roulet, a collection of performances that are for the marimba and ideal for weddings. 

Read more: 'Wedding Music for Marimba' from Meredith Music

Instruments & Gear

The Penguin Mahogany ukulele from Amahi Ukuleles features dressed frets, an eye-catching laser engraved sound hole design, and Ivory White binding.

Read more: Penguin Mahogany Ukuleles from Amahi Ukuleles

Instruments & Gear

Promark by D’addario has released two signature sets of drumsticks by Matthew Strauss.

Read more: Matthew Strauss Signature Sticks from Promark by D'addario

Instruments & Gear

The Hohner Kids Airboard Jr. Is a keyboard made for children five and older that is easy to hold and play.

Read more: Airboard Jr. From Hohner Kids

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has released The Drummer’s Lifeline: Quick Fixes, Hacks, and Tips of the Trade by Peter Erskine and Dave Black.

Read more: 'The Drummer’s Lifeline: Quick Fixes, Hacks, and Tips of the Trade' from Alfred Music

Instruments & Gear

Alfred Music has released Paul Wertico’s Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing "Backbeats" on 1 & 3, a book that examines "backbeats" in a new light.

Read more: 'Turn the Beat Around, A Drummer's Guide to Playing "Backbeats" on 1 & 3' from Alfred Music

Instruments & Gear

Rovner has debuted The Mouthpiece Manager, a small stand made to hold up to 12 clarinet or sax mouthpieces of any size.

Read more: The Mouthpiece Manager by Rovner

Instruments & Gear

The Prophonic 14x5 Brass Shell Snare Drum from Majestic Percussion is crafted entirely from 1mm brass, giving it a thin shell with a double beaded design for strength and a traditional look.

Read more: New Snare Drum from Majestic Percussion

Instruments & Gear

The 17” & 19” XSR Fast Crashes and the 22” XSR Ride are professional-level B20 cast cymbals are the newest models in Sabian’s XSR line.

Read more: Sabian XSR Line Additions

 


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This year, our primary major band travel is for:

Festival Competitions - 42.5%
Public Performances - 30%
Educational Workshops - 5%
Some of All of the Above - 20%

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