“As the industry leader in supporting music education, Yamaha recognizes the value of knowledge, which we share both inside and outside our organization,”
The percussion department at Yamaha has a long-standing commitment and an unrivaled focus on educational endeavors. For instance, Yamaha is the only musical instrument manufacturer to sponsor all four major drum events, Drum Corps International, Bands of America, Winter Guard International and the U.S. Scholastic Band Association. Yamaha sponsored drum and bugles corps have taken 15 DCI titles and 14 High Percussion titles. In addition to supporting the Percussive Arts Society, Yamaha is actively involved with numerous state-level Music Educators Associations. In the United States, an industry leading 192 collegiate-level drumlines depended upon Yamaha during the fall season.
With the largest artist roster in the industry by far, the company enjoys fruitful collaborations with 209 percussion artists culled from the ranks of elite educators across the country – nearly 20 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. In 2010, Yamaha spent over a quarter of a million dollars to support clinics that enhance techniques and help attendees get the most from their musical instruments. The company employs three internal marketing staff with nearly 30 years of combined experience with the company.
The marching and concert percussion product lineup is manufactured to exacting standards in Japan, China and the United States. Celebrating its 45th anniversary of making the world’s top drums, Yamaha continues is mission to blend new technology with its rich history and dedication to education.
For more information about Yamaha products, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; call (714) 522-9011; email infostation@
Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments and sound reinforcement products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music and installation markets.