• Jupiter, Mapex, Majestic Announce Virtual Education Series

    Mike Lawson | March 30, 2020

    Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion are pleased to announce The Virtual Education Series for students and music teachers throughout the world, presented in partnership with the International Music Education Summit.

  • My Case from Jupiter Music

    Mike Lawson | January 16, 2018

    The Jupiter “My Case” for the 700 Series Student Instruments is a new lightweight case that features upgraded hardware including captive hinge pins, durable, stylish and light-weight scratch resistant ABS material, ability to stack, and interchangeable decals to allow students to customize their case to match their personal style.

  • WGI World Championship Medalists Announced

    Mike Lawson | April 28, 2017

    The complete list of medalists at the WGI Sport of the Arts 2017 World Championships has been announced.

  • The Jupiter “Banded” Engagement Campaign Has A New Home:

    Mike Lawson | January 3, 2015

    Almost one year ago Jupiter launched their “Banded” campaign that highlights the common ground shared among musicians, music educators, parents of musicians, school music retailers, community supporters, and the Jupiter team. The campaign continues to grow and now has an official home:

  • Jupiter JEP1100 Compensating Euphonium

    Mike Lawson | January 3, 2015The Jupiter JEP1120 euphonium features a 12.2” yellow brass bell and rose bass mouthpiece, as well as double lapped stainless steel piston valves. The model with the lacquer finish has an MSRP of $4,995 and the model with the silver-plated finish has an MSRP of $5,650.   Read More...
  • Jupiter Wave-Line Flutes

    Mike Lawson | August 20, 2014

    The Jupiter 509S and 510ES flutes solve the problem of with the ergonomic concerns many instructors experience while teaching beginning flute students to play. The “Wave-Line” design and shortened length is more ergonomic, and keeps the headjoint in line with the body, promoting correct playing posture.  The 509S model is designed for children from 5 to 8 years of age and features assisted fingering key cups with a specially designed low D body without trill keys.

  • Jupiter 1100 Series Saxophones

    Mike Lawson | July 18, 2014The 1100 Series saxophones combine classic hand-crafted design and modern technology. Featured is the new Sona-Pure™ neck, which undergoes a special annealing process, giving the instrument a full, rich sound with a solid attack. In addition, a G key adjusting screw and adjustable rocker key octave mechanism facilitate quick adjustments by the performer/educator.   Read More...
  • Perspective: GetBanded

    Mike Lawson | June 16, 2014

    In the January 2014 issue of SBO, I wrote an editorial titled “The Music Ecosystem.” The idea behind this was to take a moment to consider the many people who contribute to a healthy school music program. These include the director and school music staff, parents and boosters, private instructors, retailers and repair techs who provide and service instruments and accessories, those product manufacturers who are continually innovating in order to meet the needs of student musicians and school programs, administrators who manage funding, staffing, and scheduling, and even corporate donors and sponsors.

    Shortly after that issue was published, I found myself at the NAMM Show, the annual music products industry convention in Anaheim, California.

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