Yamaha Announces Quest for Music Ed Contest Winners

Mike Lawson • News • May 14, 2014

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Over $100,000 in gear awarded to eight schools

MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School in Santa Ana recently won a $5,000 Yamaha musical instrument package consisting of a viola, a cello, and a euphonium in the company’s recent Quest for Music Education online contest.

Yamaha has announced the winners of its Quest for Music Education online contest, which awarded a total value of more than $100,000 in band and orchestral instruments and equipment to music departments at eight winning schools across the United States.

The Quest for Music Education contest consisted of a series of online quests at usa.yamaha.com that covered a variety of topics, including Yamaha Artists, Yamaha Internships and Music Advocacy. Winning schools tallied the largest participation rate.

Yamaha awarded three First Place prizes of $20,000 in instruments, three Second Place prizes of $10,000 in instruments, and two Third Place prizes of $5,000 in instruments in three categories: elementary/middle schools, high schools and colleges/universities. Winning schools chose the instruments that made up their prize package to best serve their programs.



List of Winners and Prizes Selected


First Place:

1. Teasley Middle School, Canton, Georgia (two YBB-105WC tubas, two YCL-221II bass clarinets, one YHR-567 french horn)

2. Arroyo Valley High School, San Bernadino, California (YM1430C marimba, two YAS-26 alto saxophones, two YTS-26 tenor saxophones, YSL-448G trombone, two VC3S44 cellos)

3. San Diego State University, California (six YBH-301M marching baritone horns)


Second Place:

1. Somerset Canyons Middle School, West Boynton Beach, Florida (two YBB-105WC tubas, one CCH2 –two-tiered cymbal stand)

2. Round Rock High School, Round Rock, Texas (one YHR-668NII French horn and one YOB-441M oboe)

3. VanderCook College of Music, Chicago (one YAS62III alto saxophone and one YBL-830 XENO trombone)


Third Place:

1. MacArthur Fundamental Intermediate School, Santa Ana, California (one AVA5-140SK viola, one YEP-201 euphonium and one VC3S44 cello)

2. Broad Run High School, Ashburn, Virginia (one YEP-321 euphonium, one YCL-255 clarinet and one YPC-32 piccolo)


For more information, visit http://4wrd.it/YAMAHAUSA.

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