Spring has sprung here at Steve Weiss Music, Inc, despite the last gasp from ‘Ole Man Winter to dump what I hope is the last of the wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain into our region. No matter what weather you are “enjoying” right now, I hope you will check out all of the updates we have made to our site in the last few weeks.
We are proud to announce the addition of two new vendor partners to our lineup of products…Dynasty and Roland. With a complete line of Marching and Concert Percussion products, and a tremendous Artist lineup including the Blue Devils Drum Corp and their caption head Scott Johnson (also endorsed with Vic Firth and his newest product…the SSJ3 Practice Sticks) and Mark Ford (also endorsed by Innovative Percussion with his full line of signature mallets) the Coordinator of Percussion Activities at The University of North Texas in Denton, Dynasty is a company that we are looking forward to working with and know it will be a great addition to our complete line of Marching and Concert instrument offerings. In Roland, we officially add an area of the Percussion products that in the past, we only “dabbled” with. No matter if you’re in a Top 40 Cover Band, or a controlled Church playing environment, Electronic Percussion is here to stay, and Roland leads the way in this ever growing market. We are happy to offer our customers the chance to buy more than just a Dr. Beat from us.
In addition to new vendors, we have also updated and expanded the offerings in our Concert Instrument, Drum Heads, Marching Drums and World Percussion sections of our site. In Concert Instruments, we now have more choices and more spec information for every product…all of which are now priced. Our Drum Heads section now includes expanded Timpani Head and Concert Bass Drum choices, along with all of the “standards” in the Combo and Marching categories. Just like the Concert Instrument category, the Marching Drums category has received a “spring cleaning” with expanded selections, more spec details and are all priced to help you put your budget together for the Fall semester or give your parents a wish list for your upcoming graduation. We have added over 100 new items to our World Percussion Category led by expanded Conga and Bongo sections along with many new hand-held items that were just introduced in 2007.
With all of the positive things going on here at Steve Weiss Music, Inc., I would be remiss in not expressing my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to our friends and their families at Enterprise High School in Alabama, who are still trying to put their lives back together in the aftermath of a series of tornadoes that not only went through that area a few weeks ago, but directly hit the High School killing several students including a few from the music program. I spoke to Jason B. Smith last week and he told me they were trying to recover as much of their equipment as possible and were going to try and move ahead with their Indoor Percussion program for this semester. My thoughts and prayers are with them as they rebuild their lives and help to comfort those who have lost far more than a xylophone or drumstick.
You mean I have to use a drum key to change out the legs on the new Yamaha floor toms…what a terrible, incredibly stupid idea! Talk about a step backwards in innovation! Somebody get the engineering department on the horn! And for all you other drum companies, stop putting the wingnut of floor tom brackets on the outside of the bracket. it doesn’t fit in standard size cases and it tears out the foam..put in on the side like someone who’s using their brain.