Zig Kanstul Receives Lifetime Achievement Award
A legend in the brass horn building business, Zig Kanstul, maker of Tama By Kanstul brass, was celebrated recently at Winter NAMM 2016, with a lifetime achievement award. As a young man, Kanstul's industriousness and talent for horn manufacturing earned him the attention and mentorship of some of most prestigious names in the business, including Foster Reynolds and Elden Benge. By 1981, Kanstul began to establish the Anaheim CA facility that, to this day, is the home of Kanstul Musical Instruments.
TMEA 2016 – Bigger and Better Than Ever
It’s time again for the TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) annual Clinic/Convention, being held February 10th through 13th at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. This massive 4-day event is the biggest of its kind in the US and as in years past, Tama Marching Percussion and Brass will be on hand displaying its finest.
Saints Brigade Brings Home the Titles
A hearty round of cheers go out to the Saints Brigade Drum & Bugle Corps on winning its very impressive fourth straight DCA Percussion I & E title… AND its first DCA Brass I & E title!
The Saints Brigade is a community based non-profit organization based out of Port Chester, New York, and the first organization of its kind to adopt Tama marching percussion as their drums of choice. They have also incorporated Tama Brass by Kanstul into their arsenal of horns.
Tama is proud to be associated with this exceptional group of young musicians, and congratulate them on their outstanding achievements!
New StarLight Series Puts TAMA Marching Percussion Within Reach Of More Programs
Tama continues to grow its marching percussion product group with StarLight, its second line of marching percussion drums. "Band directors are really excited by our original line of marching percussion, but not all programs have that kind of budget. StarLight answers the needs of directors and players who desire Tama quality at a more affordable price," said Tama USA Product Manager Charlie Hayashi.
Headed to the DCI World Championships? Be sure to stop by the our booth to meet Tama representatives, check out our Marching Drums, Tama by Kanstul Brass, along with a preview of Tama's new tuned percussion.
Cheers to all who are competing and a special shout out to our Tama-equipped performers Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps. and Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. Best of Luck!
The Star of Tama Shines at WGI
As expected, Tama's buzz continued at the 2015 WGI Indoor Marching Percussion World Championships, held April 9th, 10th, and 11th in Dayton, Ohio. Thousands of members, instructors, and fans of more than 210 drum lines flocked into the University of Dayton Arena to witness the spectacle of this year's World Championships.
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The Tama team is just catching its breath after yet another whirlwind WGI. Thanks to those friends old and new who stopped by the booth!
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And a big round of applause to all who competed... your hard work and passion inspires! But of course, dearest to our hearts are the Tama-equipped teams: Once again, you made us proud!
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Tama by Kanstul Introduces New Line of Premium Mouthpieces
These new designs allow for large volumes of air, while facilitating pure, superior tone and virtually eliminating any pitch problems. Tama by Kanstul Musical Advisor, Greg Flores, describes it like this: "From the players end, these mouthpieces create maximum efficiency, allowing the horn to play at its highest potential. From the directors perspective, they deliver maximum tonal quality and precision tuning." A premium horn deserves a premium mouthpiece. Get one of the new Tama Marching Brass Mouthpieces and get the most from your instrument and your performance.
Tama Marching Brass Mouthpieces are available for Trumpet, French Horn, Mellophone, French Horn/Mellophone Hybrid, Trombone, Marching Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba.
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