Yamaha Unveils State-of-the-Art Los Angeles Atelier

1/25/2008 [Marching Instruments]

New Facility to Serve Musical Artist and Education Community as Instrument Design, Testing and Restoration Center

BUENA PARK, Calif. — Senior Yamaha personnel, community leaders and artists recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Yamaha's new Los Angeles Atelier. The state-of-the-art facility serves the artist and education community as a center for designing, creating, testing and restoring the world's finest band and orchestral instruments. Located in Buena Park, California, the opening of the 5,000-square-foot LA Atelier represents the culmination of several new instrument diagnostic and restoration technologies, which have been in the planning stages for decades.

Ribbon cutting at Los Angeles Atelier
Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the Los Angeles Atelier were from the left YCA Executive Vice President Terry Lewis, Band and Orchestral General Manager Jay Schreiber, YCA President Hogan Osawa and Director of the LA Atelier Bob Malone.
The grand opening ceremony, held on January 15, 2008, featured performances by renowned Yamaha artists including flutist Jim Walker and pianist Mike Garson. An official ribbon cutting ceremony followed formal remarks by Yamaha Corporation of America President Hogan Osawa, Executive Vice President Terry Lewis, Band and Orchestral General Manager Jay Schreiber and Bob Malone, Director of the LA Atelier.

"We're pleased to offer the music community a high-tech facility that provides top-notch support in a comfortable, artist-friendly environment," stated Bob Malone. "Our mission is to develop new instruments and support artist's needs and the Atelier is the key to these endeavors."

The remarks were warmly received by more than 70 guests, including Buena Park elected officials, well-known artists and local business leaders. Following the remarks, attendees enjoyed a cocktail reception, tours of the facility and a range of technology and product demonstrations. The opening of the LA Atelier garnered coverage by The Los Angeles Times, The Tennessean, The Orange County Business Journal and The San Diego Business Journal.

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, LA Atelier, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation@yamaha.com; or visit www.yamaha.com/band.

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