Sound, Quality and Durability: Yamaha Debuts New Piccolo Marching Snare Drum

5/21/2010 [Marching Instruments]

New Drum Offers Quick Snare Response; Shell Manufactured Using Unique Air-Seal System

MSS-9214 Piccolo Snare Drum
MSS-9214 Piccolo Marching Snare Drum
BUENA PARK, Calif.—Yamaha Corporation of America, Band and Orchestral Division, has debuted the MSS-9214 Piccolo Marching Snare Drum. The new 14" x 9" SFZ (Sforzando) marching snare drum is three inches shorter in depth than the standard Yamaha SFZ Snare drum.

Available in five standard Yamaha finishes, drummers also have 23 additional custom lacquer finish options. With a short nine-inch shell depth for a quick snare response, the drum consists of a light-weight six-ply birch shell for a clear, articulate projection. The drum shell is manufactured using the unique Air-Seal System, a unique-to-Yamaha process that ensures the consistency of the round shape. An additional benefit of the new drum is its short size, which allows easier range of movement for competitive indoor marching ensembles.

"Given our strict design guidelines for sound quality and durability, the nine inch shell depth works well not only for highly competitive indoor percussion activity but also for parade bands and smaller marching ensembles," said Troy Wollwage, Marketing Manager, Yamaha Percussion. "Schools using Yamaha products have been requesting a short 'indoor' snare drum to use with their ensembles. We've not been able to give them one until now. We believe it's well worth the wait!"

The new MSS-9214 Piccolo Marching Snare Drum is currently available.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail; or visit

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