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Annual PASIC Convention will take place November 9th-12th!

Sep 30 2016

The annual PASIC Convention will take place November 9th-12th in Indianapolis, IN, and will feature clinics and performances from top musicians from around the world.  PASIC is in its 41st year and the convention continues to deliver amazing performances and clinics from musicians all over the world! All while showcasing the latest and greatest from the percussion products industry. Over the years, PASIC has moved from city to city throughout ...

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Roadie for a Day Winner meets Rich Redmond!

Sep 30 2016

Winner of the 2016 Roadie for a Day sweepstakes, Henry, met with Rich Redmond before Rich's CRASH event. The full story will be coming shortly.

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Zildjian Promotes Neil Larrivee to Vice President

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that Neil Larrivee has been promoted to Vice President of Education and Drumstick Product Development. In this new role, Neil will bring together both the Zildjian and Vic Firth Education teams into a single, fully integrated department and will continue to lead Product Development for both Vic Firth as well as Zildjian branded drumsticks.  “We are excited to have Neil take on this new ...

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Zildjian Announces the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship Competition Winner

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company is pleased to announce that the 2016 Kerope Zildjian Scholarship winner is David Yoon from the Julliard School.  David is a student of Dan Druckman and will receive a $5,000 tuition award, an expense-free trip to the Zildjian factory, and complimentary cymbals. The runner-up was Austin Cernosek from the University of North Texas and a student of Mark Ford.  Austin will receive a special complimentary ...

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Zildanjian Planet Z Cymbals Now Available at Select U.S. Dealers

Sep 29 2016

The Avedis Zildjian Company has announced that its series of Planet Z Cymbals are now available for the first time in the United States for new drummers looking to make their first entrance to the Zildjian Family. Made in Zildjian’s Norwell, Massachusetts manufacturing facility, Planet Z is made of a proprietary nickel-silver alloy that delivers a sonically superior cymbal at a more economical price point.  With its entrance in ...

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Percussion Marketing Council Wraps Up This Summer’s Free Drum Lesson Events at Vans Warped Tour Concerts

Sep 16 2016

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) and local music retailers once again provided free first-time 5-minute drum lessons at Lesson Lab Tents in conjunction with the popular 2016 Vans Warped Tour. This marks the 7th year that PMC has worked with the Vans Warped Tour to provide the self-contained educational Play Drums tents. Together with local retailers, they put drumsticks in the hands of about 100 firsttime drummers during each stop. ...

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Cympad’s “Pro Quality” Ad Campaign Represents The Quality And Diversity Of Modern Drumming.

Sep 01 2016

Featuring some of the most world’s recognizable drummers, Cympad’s upcoming print and electronic media campaign showcases a wide variety of players and playing styles— all of which rely on the superior sound and performance of the company’s advanced, cellular foam cymbal washers. Cympad artists included in the new campaign are Steve Smith (Journey/Vital Information), Anika Nilles (independent), Matt Greiner (August Burns Red), Alfonso Andre (Caifanes), Kimberly ...

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PERCUSSION MARKETING COUNCIL Receives NAMM Foundation Grant, to Include Electronic Percussion in Programs

Aug 30 2016

The Percussion Marketing Council (PMC) has once again received a generous grant from the NAMM Foundation to expand its market development programs, campaigns and events that bring percussion education to all population demographics and in-school audiences. Specific program emphasis will be directed to Electronic Percussion instruments and accessories that enhance the drumming learning experience.  Both Drum Set In The Classroom and Percussion In The Schools  educational programs will introduce and ...

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D’Addario’s Evans Brand Announces Calftone Drumheads, Part Of New Evans ’56 Series

Jun 15 2016

D'Addario's Evans Drumheads brand is proud to announce the release of Calftone, a premium drumhead line designed to mimic the sound, look, and feel of vintage calfskin. Calftone is manufactured using D'Addario's patented Level 360 Technology(TM), and optimizes the sonic properties of vintage drums while giving newer ones a distinctly classic tone; big, warm, boomy bass drum sounds, and full, round tone from toms. Calftone pre-orders are available now. ...

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Hang with Rich Redmond at Guitar Center Hollywood

Jun 06 2016

Register for this FREE event at the iconic Guitar Center Sunset location. It's happening on Tuesday, June 14th. 6 pm sharp. There will be high-energy performances, Q and A, storytelling, door prizes, and audience interaction. Rich would love to see you there! Tell the drummer in your life. Musicians of all ages and levels of ability can benefit from this presentation. Click HERE to learn more. GUITAR CENTER Hollywood Address: ...

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