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Broken City Percussion Opts to Use Yamaha Marching and Concert Instruments Exclusively

Mike Lawson • News • October 26, 2017

Yamaha has announced that Broken City Percussion (BCP) has opted to use Yamaha marching and concert instruments exclusively.

The ensemble from Lake Elsinore, California has been honored with awards like WGI Bronze and SCPA Bronze in 2016, and WGI Silver and SCPA Gold in 2017.

“Broken City Percussion has built a strong following in the marching percussion world, in a very short period of time,” says Troy Wollwage, percussion marketing manager, Yamaha Corporation of America. “They bring their own unique style to this highly competitive field, and have successfully made their mark. Yamaha is certainly delighted that BCP has chosen to perform exclusively with Yamaha, and we look forward to building a strong partnership with this highly talented group.”

Sean Cunningham founded BCP (formerly OCI) in 2013, and serves as the ensemble’s director. Mike Jackson and Kevin Shah, who have been Yamaha Artists since 2009 and 2011 respectively, head up BCP’s creative and Instructional team.

“Broken City’s partnership with Yamaha will mirror the relationship Kevin and I have had with Yamaha’s quality products and quality humans for almost 10 years now,” Jackson said. “Bringing this passion-project into the Yamaha family will allow us to work seamlessly to further contribute to the advancement of the marching arts.”

Both Jackson and Shah noted that in order to “take the next step” from a creative and competitive standpoint, the ensemble had to make the move to perform with Yamaha equipment exclusively.

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