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New StarLight Series Puts TAMA Marching Percussion Within Reach Of More Programs

Posted 4-13-15
StarLight Marching Drums

Tama continues to grow its marching percussion product group with StarLight, its second line of marching percussion drums. "Band directors are really excited by our original line of marching percussion, but not all programs have that kind of budget. StarLight answers the needs of directors and players who desire Tama quality at a more affordable price," said Tama USA Product Manager Charlie Hayashi.


DCI 2015

Posted 4-13-15
DCI 2015

Headed to the DCI World Championships? Be sure to stop by the our booth to meet Tama representatives, check out our Marching Drums, Tama by Kanstul Brass, along with a preview of Tama's new tuned percussion.

Cheers to all who are competing and a special shout out to our Tama-equipped performers Genesis Drum & Bugle Corps. and Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps. Best of Luck!

The Star of Tama Shines at WGI

Posted 4-13-15
WGI 2015

As expected, Tama's buzz continued at the 2015 WGI Indoor Marching Percussion World Championships, held April 9th, 10th, and 11th in Dayton, Ohio. Thousands of members, instructors, and fans of more than 210 drum lines flocked into the University of Dayton Arena to witness the spectacle of this year's World Championships.


Tama by Kanstul Introduces New Line of Premium Mouthpieces

Posted 10-10-13
Homestead High School

These new designs allow for large volumes of air, while facilitating pure, superior tone and virtually eliminating any pitch problems. Tama by Kanstul Musical Advisor, Greg Flores, describes it like this: "From the players end, these mouthpieces create maximum efficiency, allowing the horn to play at its highest potential. From the directors perspective, they deliver maximum tonal quality and precision tuning." A premium horn deserves a premium mouthpiece. Get one of the new Tama Marching Brass Mouthpieces and get the most from your instrument and your performance.

Tama Marching Brass Mouthpieces are available for Trumpet, French Horn, Mellophone, French Horn/Mellophone Hybrid, Trombone, Marching Baritone, Euphonium and Tuba.


This Makes It All Worth It!

Posted 10-10-13
Maui High School Marching Band

With all the challenges of running a business-pressures, deadlines, and striving to do better today than what you did yesterday, it's possible to forget, from time to time, why we do what we do. This video of the Maui High School Marching band members discovering their new shipment of Tama Marching drums renews and re-ignites our passion for building great musical instruments every time we see it!

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How Perfection, Percussion and The Finest Marching Brass In The USA Became TAMA BY KANSTUL

Posted 8-20-13
About Tama By Kanstul Brass

"We worked with numerous band directors during the development of our marching percussion line," says Tama USA product manager Charlie Hayashi. "They were the ones who first suggested that a partnership with a quality brass manufacturer would be helpful, in terms of the school bid process. We kept that in mind as the next step after launching."


Homestead High School Joins The Tama Family

Posted 8-20-13
Homestead High School

The Homestead High School marching percussion program has exploded over the last decade, with close to 50 students participating in fall and/or winter seasons. The marching drumline is the 2010 WBA 5A champion and 2012 runner-up. In 2013 the indoor marching percussion ensemble made its debut performance at the WGI World Championships in Dayton Ohio, and achieved finalist status in the Scholastic World division.

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TAMA At WGI 2013

Posted 4-24-13
TAMA At WGI 2013

Tama Marching Drums would like to congratulate and thank all of the percussion ensembles at WGI this year. It was a fantastic show for the audience put on by the competing drum lines. Tama was represented in Scholastic "A", Scholastic Open, Independent Open, and Scholastic World categories. Special congratulations goes to Orange County Independent Percussion receiving a silver medal in the Independent Open Competition. Best wishes to all from Tama for the rest of 2013.

Take a look at our photo gallery from the event»

Tama Marching Percussion Announces Partnership With Horn Maker Kanstul

Posted 4-24-13
Kanstul By Tama USA

Just as the dust was starting to settle on Tama's auspicious 2011 entry into the marching percussion market, the drum builder has unleashed another surprise: Tama Marching Percussion has announced it will join forces with the venerable marching brass company Kanstul Musical Instruments.



Posted 2-20-13

We had so much fun at TMEA 2013 we were sorry to see it end. Our new booth location worked out well, as we met even more new directors, educators and young musicians. Since space commitments are reserved far in advance of the show, the introduction of our new brass line, Tama by Kanstul, made for a tight floor plan. Everybody made it work. The word about the drums has spread quite a bit, so there was a steady flow of both the curious and the converted. Add the surprise of new horns to that traffic and you could say that by the time we got home we were pretty talked out!

Cedar Hill High Joins The Tama Family

Posted 6-14-12
Cedar Hill High School Marching Band


We welcome the newest members of the Tama family, Cedar Hill High School, and their Longhorn Red Army Band Drumline! Located just outside the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro area, the drumline's list of accomplishments at the state, regional and national levels are as impressive as they are long. Led by veteran drummer, instructor and associate director Rusty Wells, the Red Army Band drumline is thrilled with their new Tama drums. Says Wells: "These drums represent a commitment on the part of the band program and the district in providing the students with the best possible equipment available."

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