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WGI 2016

WGI 2016

The 2016 WGI Indoor Marching Percussion World Championships in Dayton, Ohio, held April 14, 15, and 16, was another banner event for Tama. Nine participating ensembles performed on Tama instruments, up from five in 2015. Judging by the increased foot traffic in the Tama booth in the WGI Marketplace tent, the number is destined to continue to grow come 2017, as Tama enters its fifth year in the marching percussion market.


Altitude Percussion Joins Tama Drums

Posted 4-25-16
2016 Altitude Percussion

Watch as Altitude Percussion, from Northern Colorado, gets ready to perform their first WGI in high style—equipped with brand new Tama drums!


It’s Hard To Believe…

Posted 2-26-16
TMEA 2016

…this year’s TMEA convention in San Antonio has already come and gone. Like other marching events we attend, TMEA not only gives us an opportunity to show off Tama’s incredible line of marching instruments—it also allows us to speak directly with so many of you we might not meet otherwise. And while we love sharing with you, everything we know about the art of precision marching instrument building, we take even more pleasure in what we learn by talking with all of you.


Zig Kanstul Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted 2-15-16
Zig Kanstul

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

Posted 2-4-16
tmea 2016

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

Posted 2-4-16
The Saints Brigade

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 Tuned Percussion Makes Tama A Full Line Marching Instrument Supplier

Posted 11-10-15
Tama Tuned Percussion

The 2015 addition of high-end tuned percussion instruments casts Tama Marching as a full-line supplier---great news for band directors who desire one-stop shopping.


New StarLight Series Puts TAMA Marching Percussion Within Reach Of More Programs

Posted 4-13-15
StarLight Marching Drums

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.


DCI 2015

Posted 4-13-15
DCI 2015

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!

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