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Yamaha Celebrates
25 Years of Drumming

This year, Yamaha is celebrating 25 years of providing the heart-pounding thump behind national, collegiate and youth drum corps across the country.

“The enduring legacy of Yamaha percussion is closely linked to our rewarding collaborations with individual artists and groups all over the country,” said Troy Wollwage, percussion marketing manager at Yamaha. “We’re proud to celebrate this significant milestone.”

Education First
Promoting percussion education in the United States since 1984, Yamaha Percussion solidified this role by focusing on percussion clinics, summer percussion camps, its Sounds of Summer program, and support for drum corps and school music programs.

In addition to its collaborations with drum and bugle corps, Yamaha has worked closely with the many collegiate marching bands, including The University of Arizona Marching Band, Duke University Marching Drumline and The University of Conneticut Marching Band.

Celebrating Online
To commemorate the 25th anniversary, Yamaha will launch a Web site later this year to celebrate the heritage of Yamaha Percussion. A dedicatory 25th anniversary banner can currently be seen all over the country at national percussion events, parades, trade shows and the Sounds of Summer camps.

Yamaha is also highlighting the top 25 moments in Yamaha percussion on its Facebook page at and on Twitter at