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

Instruments & Gear

These banjo strings from Optima use gold to make the strings soft to the touch, and are handmade in Germany.

Read more: Optima 24K Banjo Strings

Instruments & Gear

These premium leather guitar straps from D’Addario Accessories are made in the USA from the highest quality of padded, comfortable garment leather.

Read more: D’Addario Accessories Premium Leather Guitar Straps

Instruments & Gear

92 Progressive Exercises for Cello – Volumes 1 & 2 from Schott Music by Friedrich August Kummer is ideal for students at all levels and separated into two volumes by difficulty.

Read more: ‘92 Progressive Exercises for Cello – Volumes 1 & 2’ from Schott Music

Instruments & Gear

The Vosi TB2211LQ trombone from Antigua Winds features a .500” bore, a chrome plated nickel silver inner slide, and a nickel silver outer slide.

Read more: The Vosi TB2211LQ trombone from Antigua Winds

Instruments & Gear

The Vosi TR2560LQ trumpet from Antigua Winds features a .460” bore, red brass leadpipe, an adjustable 3rd valve slide finger ring, and stainless-steel pistons.

Read more: The Vosi TR2560LQ trumpet from Antigua Winds

Instruments & Gear

D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads has released the Evans Pipe Band Snare Batter, designed in collaboration with Stephen Creighton and his championship winning corps, the St. Laurence O’Toole Pipe Band.

Read more: Evans Pipe Band Snare Batter from D’Addario’s Evans Drumheads

 


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

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