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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.


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!

The Star of Tama Shines at WGI

Posted 4-13-15
WGI 2015

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.


Tama by Kanstul Introduces New Line of Premium Mouthpieces

Posted 10-10-13
Homestead High School

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.


This Makes It All Worth It!

Posted 10-10-13
Maui High School Marching Band

With all the challenges of running a business-pressures, deadlines, and striving to do better today than what you did yesterday, it's possible to forget, from time to time, why we do what we do. This video of the Maui High School Marching band members discovering their new shipment of Tama Marching drums renews and re-ignites our passion for building great musical instruments every time we see it!

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How Perfection, Percussion and The Finest Marching Brass In The USA Became TAMA BY KANSTUL

Posted 8-20-13
About Tama By Kanstul Brass

"We worked with numerous band directors during the development of our marching percussion line," says Tama USA product manager Charlie Hayashi. "They were the ones who first suggested that a partnership with a quality brass manufacturer would be helpful, in terms of the school bid process. We kept that in mind as the next step after launching."


Homestead High School Joins The Tama Family

Posted 8-20-13
Homestead High School

The Homestead High School marching percussion program has exploded over the last decade, with close to 50 students participating in fall and/or winter seasons. The marching drumline is the 2010 WBA 5A champion and 2012 runner-up. In 2013 the indoor marching percussion ensemble made its debut performance at the WGI World Championships in Dayton Ohio, and achieved finalist status in the Scholastic World division.

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