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Tama Gives Away Drum Kit At WGI

Posted 8-3-11

As WGI 2011 drew to a close and the judges calculated the day's scores, the finalists had one more prize about which to be excited: a 5-piece Tama Superstar kit. Each finalist school was entered in the random drawing via a drumstick with their name written on it. Tama's own Ken Hoshino drew the winner's drumstick and the lucky school's name was announced.

Mr. Hoshino then addressed the marching competitors as a group, conveying his admiration for the obvious passion and hard work all the teams had demonstrated. Because the WGI event was held shortly after Japan had suffered the worst earthquake in its history, Mr. Hoshino also took the opportunity to thank the many American people who had sent financial assistance, well-wishes and prayers to those Japanese who suffered loss during the catastrophe.

Tom Float Interview In Halftime Magazine

Posted 7-21-11
Tom Float in Halftime Magazine

Tom Float talks to HALFTIME about what makes Tama's new marching drums a game-changer. "I had ideas that I wanted to incorporate, problems that I have seen in drums forever and wanted to fix, and improvements to the drums that I wanted to see happen…"

Read The Complete Interview In Halftime Magazine»

James Logan High School - Western Band Association Championships

Posted 11-29-11

Congratulations to James Logan High School for a fantastic performance at the 2011 Western Band Association Championships. James Logan placed second in division 5A competition. Tama is honored to be associated with your band and percussion ensemble. Thanks to Ramiro Barrera, director of James Logan. Tama looks forward to another tremendous year for your music programs in 2012.

Talking With Tom - Interview 1

Summer 2011

The first of an ongoing series of conversations with Tom Float

Spouses and significant others of the Tama staff who don't know the name Tom Float are likely to get this explanation: "In the marching percussion world, the guy's a rock star." But those of us who are getting to know him are finding out "rock star" only scratches the surface. Working in tandem with Tama's guiding force of the marching percussion project, Ken Hoshino, Tom is a driven, creative visionary force a man with a mission. In this series of conversations Tom, talks about his mission to bring a fresh new level of ingenious practicality to marching drums, and his journey with Tama, in depth.

Read "Talking With Tom" Interview 1»

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