5/10/2012 [Marching Instruments]
BUENA PARK, Calif. — Yamaha is pleased to announce its 2012 Sounds Of Summer (SOS) Program. An integral part of the continuing education of thousands of percussion students nationwide, the Yamaha SOS program connects developing musicians with some of the top names in marching percussion.
As one of the first programs created by Yamaha after the creation of its Marching and Concert Percussion Department 29 years ago, Sounds of Summer represents the Company's long-standing commitment to not only provide young musicians with world-class instruments, but also support for music education. It is estimated that over 55,000 students have participated in a Yamaha Sounds of Summer camp.
In 2011 alone, Yamaha coordinated camps spanning 24 states across the country, teaching over 2,000 young percussionists. Each camp featured at least one talented and driven Yamaha Clinician that provided in depth, hands-on instruction during these intensive clinics.
In addition to tee-shirts and lanyards, Yamaha provides each camper with "The Marching Essentials" book series, which includes music written by top Yamaha Artists including, Jon Weber, Tracy Wiggins, Ian Moyer, Colin McNutt, Bret Kuhn, Jim Campbell, Alan Keown, Ben Maughmer and Clif Walker.
"As an industry leader in music education, Yamaha recognizes the value of connecting developing musicians with our talented roster of artists," says Troy Wollwage, Band & Orchestral Percussion Marketing Manager. "These outstanding and informative clinics are proof of Yamaha's unrivaled focus on education."
Learn more at the official Sounds of Summer web site. The mobile site may be accessed here.
For more information about Yamaha products, write Yamaha Corporation of America, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622-6600; call (714) 522-9011; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit http://usa.yamaha.com/.