What’s happening at NAMM 2019?

Each year in January, music vendors and manufacturers from all over the world gather in Anaheim, CA, to display the newest and hottest instruments, music technology, equipment and gear.

While many companies and musicians are there to check out the pro audio and technical products released, band & orchestra categories are well-represented at NAMM and showcase incredible new items. For example, in 2018, the Pearl malletSTATION was introduced. This is a full sized 3.0 octave adjustable range electronic mallet controller that allows you to set the fundamental diatonic note of the instrument to what you need. The most affordable mallet percussion controller on the market, the ultra-thin, lightweight chassis of the controller allows for easy portability, and the flexible mounting options provide many different ways of using your instrument. This is exactly the kind of exciting and innovative product that companies love to debut at NAMM.

Now that NAMM 2019 is here, everyone is looking forward to seeing what will be unveiled this year. In the meantime, there are already a lot of hot, new products hitting the market. Browse our New for 2019 collection or check out a couple of these items that are sure to please you or the musician in your life.

New for 2019

Allora AMB-450 Marching Bb Baritone

The Allora AMB-450 Marching Bb Baritone provides great quality at an affordable price meaning it’s perfect for advancing students. It features a 0.571" bore and a 10" bell, and its remarkable tone and playability make it a wonderful addition to any marching ensemble. The package is complete with a mouthpiece and hard shell case.

Stagg Laminated Maple Cello

This nicely equipped Stagg Laminated Maple Cello is traditionally handcrafted by skilled instrument makers. It features a spruce top, maple back and sides, maple neck and ebonized hardwood fingerboard, maple bridge, black metal tailpiece with 4 fine tuners and ebonized hardwood tuning pegs. The complete student package includes a bag, bow and rosin.

Magic Rosin Ultra Formula Rosin

This superior quality, professional-grade rosin provides excellent grip and delivers clear, complex tone. It’ll last a long time, because less is more. 2-3 swipes on your bow is enough for most players. This fun rosin comes in several different colors and designs – so you can choose what you like best!

Marimba One Wave 4.3 Octave Marimba

The new Marimba One Wave frame provides the best-designed and toughest built frame on the market and comes with a heavy duty accessory bar to mount all of your percussion accessories. The Wave 4.3 Octave Marimba combines Marimba One's original Classic Resonators and Traditional Keyboard to create a warm and resonant sound. Musicians measure all other brands of marimbas against the acoustic standard of this combination.

Looking forward to NAMM

The NAMM Show is always an exciting time for musicians. Count on Woodwind & Brasswind to offer innovative and exciting products now and year-round for you or the musician in your life. If you need help shopping or want to learn more about these new items, call our music experts at 800.348.5003.