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Mapex and Majestic Launch New Campaign with a New Focus: Stay at Home, Learn at Home, Play at Home

Mt. Juliet, TN - April, 2020

In this rapidly changing, extremely challenging time in our market and society, Mapex Drums and Majestic Percussion are responding to drummers and percussionists who are now spending the bulk of their time at home. Touring players off the road, students home from school, weekend warriors without gigs, or hobbyists who just want to drum. We have something for all drummers regardless of skill level, professional status, or budget to fill your drumming needs and desires right in your own home.

Majestic At Home

Mt. Juliet, TN - April, 2020

Music is an essential part of life for every individual and makes a positive contribution to society as a whole. Staying at Home, Learning at Home, Playing at Home will ensure that we all can continue to inspire each other, make our positive contribution, and ready our hearts, minds and spirits for the return to the music making that we know and love.

KHS America and IMES Team to Bring Music Education Home

Mt. Juliet, TN - March, 2020 | Clinics | Community | Education | Events

Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums, and Majestic Percussion are pleased to announce The Virtual Education Series for students and music teachers throughout the world, presented in partnership with the International Music Education Summit. As measures are taken to control the COVID-19 outbreak, many teachers are being asked to provide content virtually to their students, often without additional training and resources.  KHS America (Jupiter Winds, Mapex Drums & Majestic Percussion) wants to help music teachers provide weekly content to their students, direct from highly regarded professionals.

IMES and KHS America Team to Create Unprecedented Festival Opportunity for School Bands

Mt. Juliet, TN - March, 2020 | Community | Education | Events | Festivals

In partnership with the International Music Education Summit, Jupiter, Mapex and Majestic are proud to announce the 2020 Virtual Band Festival, allowing middle and high school bands throughout the United States to submit a video or audio recording to a panel of judges to receive quality feedback and a rating score.  Adjudicators include freelance recording artist and clinician Patrick Sheridan, Director of Bands Emeritus at Tennessee Tech University Dr. Joseph Hermann and Senior Band Conductor and Director of Wind Ensembles at Vanderbilt University Dr. Thomas Verrier. 

Majestic Introduces New Concert Black Series 5.0 Octave Marimbas

Mt. Juliet, TN - November, 2019

Majestic percussion is proud to introduce the new Concert Black series of marimbas packed with pro-level features. The Concert Black series is available with rosewood or Padauk bar models, each features black finished resonators, height adjustable frame, free floating bar posts, and 9 graduations within the bar geometry all at attractive price points.

KHS America Helps Future Music Educator With College Scholarship

Mt. Juliet, TN - February, 2018 | Community | Scholarship

Each year KHS America awards a college scholarship to a member of the United States Army All American Marching Band (USAAAMB).  There were 17 applicants this year and the winner was announced during the band’s banquet in San Antonio, TX on Saturday, January 6th.  The 2018 winner was Elissa Travis from Hamilton High School in Chandler, AZ.

Stamper and Goldenson Assume New Roles to Accelerate KHS Global Growth

Mt Juliet, TN - January, 2018

As a result of the continuing growth and expansion of KHS Musical Instruments, President and CEO Karl Leong has announced that KHS America President Tabor Stamper has been appointed President Emeritus and KHS Global Advisor, supporting KHS’s global development efforts.

Replacing Stamper as President of KHS America is industry veteran Jerry Goldenson. Goldenson has been with KHS America since August, 2016.

Introducing the Reflection Series Marimba by Majestic

Mt. Juliet, TN - November, 2017 | Product | Reflection

After years of thoughtful research and input from top artists, making its USA debut at the Percussive Arts Society International Conference, Majestic launched the newest innovation in Mallet instrument design with the introduction of the Reflection Series Marimba.

KHS America Brands Prominent at 2017 WGI World Championships

Mt.Juliet, TN - April, 2017 | Marching

With the echoes of left hand rimshots still ringing in the University of Dayton Arena, and the images of artful pageantry fresh in our minds, Jupiter, Mapex and Majestic salute the ensembles who took part in the WGI Sport of the Arts 2017 World Championships.

The Majestic Thin Shell Brass Snare that Sounds Like Gold

Mt.Juliet, TN - January, 2017 | Concert Snares

Brass, with its brilliant tone and sensitive warmth, is the new highlight of the Majestic Prophonic Series family of orchestral snare drums. Crafted entirely from 1mm brass, this incredibly responsive drum features the thinnest shell of its kind on the market today with a double beaded design for strength and a traditional orchestral metal drum look. The special fold-back of the formed bearing edge ensures shell integrity and the glancing snare bed is slightly deeper than most for optimum cable response.

Glenn Kotche Joins Majestic Percussion

Mt.Juliet, TN - August, 2015 | Artists

For a percussionist and composer as energetic, inquisitive and versatile as Glenn Kotche, it’s his sense of balance - his ability to thrive in different and seemingly disparate worlds—that really makes him stand out as a musician.

Percussionist Scott Pollard Joins Majestic/Mapex Percussion

Mt.Juliet, TN - July, 2015 | Artists

Mapex & Majestic Concert percussion is proud to welcome Scott Pollard to our roster of Artists.

Scott Pollard, a native of Raleigh, NC, has held full-time percussion/timpani positions with the Buffalo Philharmonic and the US Air Force Concert Band in Washington, D.C.