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National Student Melody Competition Winner Announced

Mt. Juliet, TN - October, 2015 | | Competitions | NAfME

The winner of the 2015 National Student Melody Competition is 17 year old Joseph Ham from Ruston, LA for his composition "The City of Joy."

"Participating in school band programs since the sixth grade, I have been extremely fortunate to have had three outstanding band directors who not only have challenged me to become the best player I could be, but also have encouraged me in my journey as a composer," said high school senior Joseph Ham. "I plan to enroll at Louisiana Tech next fall, majoring in Cyber-engineering with a minor in Music Technology, with a goal of creating music technology for the next generation. And, of course, I will never stop composing and playing! Without music education and the teachers who taught me, I never would have known the possibilities that exist."

Jupiter Lends A Hand To A Local High School Band In Need

Mt. Juliet, TN - August, 2015 | | Community

The folks with the Macon County High School band had an unfortunate accident recently and although no one was hurt, several of their instruments suffered damage.  Joey Wilburn, Band Director for the Macon County HS band, reached out to Rick DeJonge at Jupiter Band Instruments for help.  Rick and the team at Jupiter took swift action to provide replacement instruments for the band.

Jupiter Redefines Low Brass With The JEP1120 Compensating Euphonium

Mt. Juliet, TN - February, 2015 | | 1100 Series | Low Brass

The new Jupiter JEP1100 Compensating Euphonium is the result of years of research by the Jupiter design team along with a council of worldwide consultants.  The goal was to create a superior quality instrument with impeccable intonation that responds well in all registers with great tonal warmth and brilliance.

Fusion Takes The Field With Jupiter Quantum Brass

Mt. Juliet, TN - March, 2015 | | DCA | Quantum

Fusion Drum & Bugle “Core” of Morris County, New Jersey are proud to announce their newest election to perform exclusively on Jupiter Quantum Series Marching Brass beginning with the 2015 DCA competitive season.

KHS America Announces Promotion Of Chris Hankes As School Music Business Unit Manager

Mt. Juliet, TN - June, 2014

KHS America has announced the promotion of Christopher Hankes to the position of School Music Business Unit Manager. In this newly created position, Chris will lead the U.S. marketing and product team for Jupiter winds, XO professional brass, Altus and Azumi flutes, Majestic percussion and Mapex marching drums.

Jupiter Brings Professional Styling To The Beginning Saxophone Student

Mt. Juliet, TN - January, 2016 | | Student | Woodwinds

Jupiter announces the release of the new, all-lacquered, JAS700 student alto and JTS700 student tenor saxophones. While retaining design elements intended to accommodate the playability and durability requirements of beginning band, these instruments feature the professional look of lacquered body and keys.

How to Engage Those Trouble Makers in the Back of Your Band Room

Mt. Juliet, TN - March, 2016 | | Bandroom Tips

Ah yes, the percussion section, ever so important to the whole sound of the ensemble and ever so responsible for sounds you rarely want to hear. Talking too much, horsing around, not watching the conductor, not playing in time, etc. These are unfortunately traits of the average student percussionist. 

KHS America Appoints Jerry Goldenson as VP of Business Development

Mt. Juliet, TN - June, 2016 | | KHS America

KHS America is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Goldenson as VP of Business Development.  Jerry is an industry veteran with over thirty years of experience in a wide range of business roles and responsibilities inside and outside the musical instrument industry.  He was an accomplished French horn player, a seasoned working drummer & percussionist since the age of twelve and holds a BA in business and an MBA in Business Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.

Jupiter Winds & Majestic Percussion Team with Harry to Help Band Devastated by Flood

Mt. Juliet, TN - September, 2016 | | Community | Harry Connick Jr

It was the first day of school for Central High School band students in Baton Rouge on August 11th, 2016.  Many students took school-owned instruments home to practice, not realizing how their lives would change in the next 48 hours. The flood that hit this area of the country not only swallowed up many of their homes, but took their belongings, including these musical instruments. 

KHS America Brings a Melody to Life for One Texas Student

Mt. Juliet, TN - August, 2017 | | Community | Competitions

As part of the TBA/KHS America Academic Student Melody Competition, the winning theme titled ”Devil’s Perspective” was used as thematic material for a full wind ensemble piece.  This year’s winning melody was composed by Quinton Porter, currently a senior at Timber Creek High School near Dallas, and was premiered by the US Air Force Band of the West at the recent Texas Bandmasters Association Conference.

Jupiter’s New Lightweight "MyCase" Allows You To "CHANGE IT UP!"

Mt Juliet, TN - December, 2017 | | MyCase | Personalized Cases

KHS America announces the release of the Jupiter MyCase for the 700 Series Student Instruments. This new case is more durable, stylish and lightweight and features upgraded hardware, including captive hinge pins, scratch resistant ABS material, ability to stack (even the trombone case!), and interchangeable decals to allow students to customize their case to match their personal style. 

Jupiter Sax Gig Strap Provides Ultimate Comfort

Mt Juliet, TN - January, 2018 | | Accessories | Straps

KHS America announces the release of the new Jupiter Sax Gig Strap JCM-SXNS01.  This over-the-shoulders strap is constructed of leather and suede giving it the durability and comfort necessary for those long gigs or for players on the marching field.  Multiple adjustment points allow the perfect fit every time.  The convenient design also allows the player to put it on and remove with ease!

Stamper and Goldenson Assume New Roles to Accelerate KHS Global Growth

Mt Juliet, TN - January, 2018 | | KHS America

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.

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.

KHS America Announces 2018 TBA Melody Competition Winner

Mt. Juliet, TN - May, 2018

Congratulations to Jose Salinas, freshman at Glenda Dawson High School in Pearland, TX, for being selected as the winner of the 2018 TBA Student Melody Competition. Mr. Salinas began playing the tenor trombone in 6th grade band and plays the bass trombone in his high school wind ensemble. Jose also plays the piano and likes to compose music and just recently wrote a piece for his high school choir. In addition to playing in his school’s ensembles, Jose is a member of the Houston Youth Symphony and studies Music Theory.



2018 Student Melody Competition Winning Piece Premiered at TBA Conference

San Antonio, Tx - September, 2018 | | Competitions | TBA

As part of the Texas Bandmasters Association (TBA) and KHS America Academic Student Melody Competition, the winning theme was used as thematic material for a full wind ensemble piece.  This year’s winning melody titled “Inevitable” was composed by Jose Angle Salinas, currently a sophomore at Glenda Dawson High School near Houston, and was premiered by the US Air Force Band of the West at the recent Texas Bandmasters Association Conference to a full house. KHS America provided accommodations for Jose’s family which included his father Jose Sr., mother Patricia, and sister Bianca along with his band director Nathan Coronado to be in attendance at the premiere and to be a part of the TBA Conference.

Jupiter Rewards Students at the John Coltrane Festival

Mt. Juliet, TN - October, 2018 | | Community | Festivals

Jupiter Band Instruments, member of the KHS America family of brands, has once again partnered with the John Coltrane International Jazz and Blues Festival’s Student Essay Contest. This is the 5th consecutive year Jupiter Band Instruments have partnered with the festival.

The Midwest Clinic - 2015

Mapex Events | | Midwest

16
Dec

Stop by our booth at Midwest!
Booth # 217

For the past 67 years, musicians, educators and people passionate about music education of all skill levels have gathered in Chicago for the largest music conference of its kind.

  • Date:
    December 16 - December 19, 2015
  • Venue:
    McCormick Place West
  • City:
    Chicago
  • Time:
    12:00AM - 9:00AM

NAMM 2016

Mapex Events | | NAMM

21
Jan

Stop by our booth at the 2016 Winter NAMM!
Booth # 3220 Hall D

  • Date:
    January 21 - January 24, 2015
  • Venue:
    Anaheim Convention Center
  • City:
    Anaheim
  • Time:
    12:00AM - 9:00AM

Texas Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | TMEA

09
Feb

The annual four-day Texas Bandmasters Association convention is the largest of its kind in the nation.

  • Date:
    February 9 - February 12, 2016
  • Venue:
    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • City:
    San Antonio
  • Time:
    4:00PM - 4:00PM

Kentucky Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | KMEA

03
Feb

The Kentucky Music Educators Association Professional Development Conference, organized by the Kentucky Music Educators Association will take place from 3rd February to the 6th February 2016 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, United States Of America.

  • Date:
    February 3 - February 6, 2016
  • Venue:
    Kentucky Exposition Center
  • City:
    Louisville
  • Time:
    2:42AM - 2:42AM

South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | SCMEA

04
Feb

The South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference will take place from February 4 -6 2016 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, SC.

  • Date:
    February 4 - February 6, 2016
  • Venue:
    Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
  • City:
    Columbia
  • Time:
    2:55AM - 2:56AM

Utah Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Conference

Mapex Events | | UMEA

05
Feb

The Utah Music Educators Association’s Mid-Winter Conference will be held in St. George, Ut, February 5-6, 2016. Come and participate with fellow music educators in sessions presented by outstanding music educators from Utah and throughout the United States.

  • Date:
    February 5 - February 6, 2016
  • Venue:
    Dixie Convention Center
  • City:
    St. George
  • Time:
    3:08AM - 3:08AM

Washington Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | WMEA

11
Feb

State conferences are held during President's Day weekend every year. This year's conference will be February 11-14 at the Yakima Convention Center in Yakima, WA.

  • Date:
    February 11 - February 14, 2016
  • Venue:
    Yakima Convention Center
  • City:
    Yakima
  • Time:
    3:15AM - 3:15AM

California Band Director Association Conference

Mapex Events | | CBDA

11
Feb

The CBDC's conference is a four day event from February 11 to February 14 at the Fairmont Hotel and San Jose Convention Center, and serves as a culmination of music education and talent from all across the state.

  • Date:
    February 11 - February 14, 2016
  • Venue:
    San Jose Convention Center
  • City:
    San Jose
  • Time:
    3:31AM - 3:31AM

Maryland Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | MMEA

18
Feb

The annual MMEA February Conference will be February 18-20 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore Maryland. 

  • Date:
    February 18 - February 20, 2016
  • Venue:
    Baltimore Convention Center
  • City:
    Baltimore
  • Time:
    3:33AM - 3:33AM

New Jersey Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | NJMEA

18
Feb

The NJMEA Conference will be held in East Brunswick, NJ February 18-20, 2016.

  • Date:
    February 18 - February 20, 2016
  • Venue:
    Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
  • City:
    East Brunswick
  • Time:
    3:47AM - 3:47AM

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Mapex Events | | Festivals

24
Feb

The 2016 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival begins on February 24, and ends February 27.

  • Date:
    February 24 - February 27, 2016
  • Venue:
    University of Idaho
  • City:
    Moscow
  • Time:
    3:49AM - 3:49AM

National Trumpet Competition

Mapex Events | | Competitions

10
Mar

The 2016 National Trumpet Competition will be hosted at Columbus State University in Columbus, GA from March 10-12, 2016. 

  • Date:
    March 10 - March 12, 2016
  • Venue:
    Columbus State University
  • City:
    Columbus
  • Time:
    6:35AM - 6:35AM

Kansas Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | KMEA

25
Feb

Each year, KMEA hosts an In-Service Workshop at the Century II Convention Center in Wichita.

  • Date:
    February 25 - February 27, 2016
  • Venue:
    Century II Convention Center
  • City:
    Wichita
  • Time:
    6:52AM - 6:52AM

Massachusetts Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | MMEA

10
Mar

MMEA, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, in affiliation with NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, is pleased to present our annual All State Conference and Exhibition March 10-12, 2016, at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, located on the scenic waterfront of Boston, MA.

  • Date:
    March 10 - March 12, 2016
  • Venue:
    Seaport Hotel/World Trade Center
  • City:
    Boston
  • Time:
    7:01AM - 7:01AM

Northwest Mariachi Festival

Mapex Events | | Festivals

18
Mar

The Mariachi Northwest Festival is a nationally recognized multicultural non-profit event that values student recognition and enrichment through fun, personal growth, and learning, while promoting cost effective activities with professional musicians for emphasizing Mexican and Latino heritage.

  • Date:
    March 18 - March 18, 2016
  • Venue:
    TOWN TOYOTA CENTER
  • City:
    Wenatchee
  • Time:
    7:08AM - 7:08AM

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | PMEA

21
Mar

The 2016 PMEA Annual In-service Conference will be held March 31 – April 2 at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

  • Date:
    March 21 - April 2, 2016
  • Venue:
    Hersey Lodge
  • City:
    Hershey
  • Time:
    8:18AM - 8:20AM

Tennessee Music Educators Accociation Conference

Mapex Events | | TMEA

13
Apr

The Tennessee Music Educators Accociation Conference Professional Development Conference will be held April 13-16, 2016  at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Date:
    April 13 - April 16, 2016
  • Venue:
    Opryland Hotel
  • City:
    Nashville
  • Time:
    2:05AM - 2:05AM

2016 WGI Percussion & Winds Finals

Mapex Events | | WGI

14
Apr

The 2016 WGI Percussion Finals will be held April 14-16 and the Winds Finals will be held April 16-17, 2016 in Dayton, Ohio.

  • Date:
    April 14 - April 17, 2016
  • Venue:
    Wright State University's Nutter Center
  • City:
    Dayton
  • Time:
    3:10AM - 3:11AM

Alabama Bandmasters Association Conference

Mapex Events | | ABA | Festivals

14
Apr

The Alabama Bandmasters Association Conference will be held in the Mobile Convnetion Center April 14-16 in Mobile, Alabama.

  • Date:
    April 14 - April 16, 2016
  • Venue:
    Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • City:
    Mobile
  • Time:
    9:48AM - 9:49AM

Connecticut Music Educators Association Conference

Mapex Events | | CMEA

28
Apr

The 70th CMEA Conference will be help April 28-30 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

  • Date:
    April 28 - April 30, 2016
  • Venue:
    Connecticut Convention Center
  • City:
    Hartford
  • Time:
    10:07AM - 10:08AM

Iowa Bandmasters Association Conference

Mapex Events | | IBA

12
May

Join IBA in Des Moines, IA for the Iowa Bandmasters 89th Annual Conference! 

  • Date:
    May 12 - May 13, 2016
  • Venue:
    Des Moines Marriott Downtown
  • City:
    Des Moines
  • Time:
    10:18AM - 10:19AM

Missouri Bandmasters Association Conference

Mapex Events | | MBA

19
Jun

The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that the 48th annual MBA Summer Convention will be held at Tan-Tar-A Resort on June 19-22, 2016. 

  • Date:
    June 19 - June 22, 2016
  • Venue:
    Tan-Tar-A Resort
  • City:
    Osage Beach
  • Time:
    10:31AM - 10:31AM

International Trumpet Guild

Mapex Events

31
May

ITG2016, May 31-June 4, celebrates legendary players from the Pacific Rim and beyond.

  • Date:
    May 31 - June 4, 2016
  • Venue:
    Hyatt Regency Orange County
  • City:
    Garden Grove
  • Time:
    2:30PM - 2:30PM

International Trombone Festival

Mapex Events

08
Jun

This 45th annual event will unite us in our common passion for the trombone, celebrating it in all its facets with many activities including world premieres, recitals, masterclasses, exhibits, chamber music, jazz concerts, and a special concert at the New York Philharmonic.

  • Date:
    June 8 - June 11, 2016
  • Venue:
    Julliard School
  • City:
    New York
  • Time:
    3:08PM - 3:08PM

Rafael Mendez Brass Institute

Mapex Events

10
Jul

The Rafael Méndez Brass Institute is an intensive one-week summer seminar that focuses on technical skills, chamber music performance, and careers in music.

  • Date:
    July 10 - July 16, 2016
  • Venue:
    University of Denver, Lamont School of Music
  • City:
    Denver
  • Time:
    3:14PM - 3:14PM

Texas Bandmasters Association

Mapex Events

21
Jul

The Texas Bandmasters Association hosts the largest annual state bandmasters association convention in the country with over 6500 people in attendance, including 2400 band directors and more than 600 industry-related exhibit booths at the Annual TBA Convention/Clinic. 

  • Date:
    July 21 - July 24, 2016
  • Venue:
    Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
  • City:
    San Antonio
  • Time:
    3:21PM - 3:22PM

Kansas Bandmasters Association

Mapex Events

14
Jul

The 43rd annual convention of KBA will be held July 14-16, 2016, in Wichita.

  • Date:
    July 14 - July 16, 2016
  • Venue:
    Wichita Marriott
  • City:
    Wichita
  • Time:
    3:31PM - 3:31PM