Yamaha Music Australia
Yamaha Music Australia is a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1887. From its early base as a manufacturer of reed organs and pianos, Yamaha Music has grown into a multinational organisation manufacturing a broad range of sound related products.
Yamaha Music is proud to be the world's biggest and only musical product manufacturer that can offer such a comprehensive range of music instruments and music related equipment. At every level from novice to professional musician the company focuses on superior quality, craftsmanship, innovative designs and value for money.
Yamaha produced its first amplifier for home use in 1955. Since then Yamaha has continued to expand, producing a quality range of home entertainment products that combine the latest technology and design principles.
Yamaha products first appeared in Australia in 1961 imported by a family-run business known as Rose Music. In 1986, Yamaha Corporation purchased Australian distribution rights for Yamaha products from Rose Music, and Yamaha Music Australia was born.
Today, Yamaha Music Australia is a wholesaler of music instruments, music related equipment and home entertainment products, and a provider of music education, through the Yamaha Music Education Centre. The company places great importance on developing young musicians, and popularising music worldwide.
In the consumer electronics industry, Yamaha is synonymous with high performance and easily integrated components, providing a solution for every home entertainment system.
Yamaha Music Australia is the Australian distributor for YMA custom speakers, Vox guitar amplification equipment and Paiste cymbals.
Yamaha inspires you to play, create and feel.
Gold Sponsor (Brass)
Ozwinds - Melbourne Brass and Woodwind
Ozwinds Brass and Woodwind owner, Brian Ebert, a qualified brass and woodwind technician, with his wife Liz opens Brass "n" Woodwind Workshop in 1989. This was a service and repair facility located in Glenhuntly, Victoria.
One year later, the workshop was relocated to a larger premise at 572 North Road Ormond, Victoria.
Around 1992 the workshop slowly evolved into a retail store, primarily selling used quality brass and woodwind instruments and then later moving into new instruments shortly before it became a company called Melbourne Brass and Woodwind Centre P/L
The Ozwinds Brass and Woodwind online website began in 2003 and continues to prosper today with new and changing products.
Brian, Liz and sons Aaron and Travers Ebert along with our staff continue to build the reputation of the store.
Aaron is becoming one of the finest brasswind instrument repair technicians in the country and Trav has joined the Ozwinds team in late 2016 taking care of all online sales and is determined to take customer service to the next level.
Bronze Sponsor (Brass)
Hal Leonard Australia
In the late 1930s in Winona, Minnesota, the late Harold "Hal" Edstrom, his brother Everett "Leonard" Edstrom and their friend Roger Busdicker had formed a very popular dance band. Concerned that their conservative father wouldn't approve of using the family name for a band, Harold and Ev took parts of their names and called the band Hal Leonard. As leader of the Hal Leonard Band, Ev eventually became known as "Hal Leonard."
Today, Hal Leonard is the world's largest educational music publisher, with the #1 methods for learning guitar (the Hal Leonard Guitar Method), piano (the Faber Piano Method), and school music instruments (Essential Elements for Band and Strings), plus publications for learning virtually every instrument imaginable.
Chairman Keith Mardak, President Larry Morton, and the more than 500 talented Hal Leonard employees around the world remain dedicated to providing the very best in music products and services.
Brassbanned (and the highly skilled and talented team behind Brassbanned) has been live streaming brass and concert band events since 2008, to worldwide acclaim
Described by some as the world’s most irrepressible media juggernaut, Brassbanned provides the ‘general public’ with a look behind the curtain into the sometimes quite insular world of banding. We bring interviews, live commentary, analysis, live chat and epic HD vision of contests and concerts. We take special care to provide an engaging, exciting and friendly introduction to ‘first time’ band observers – while still providing the nitty gritty musical analysis that hardcore bandies need.
In April 2017 Team Brassbanned are providing amazing HD live streaming of the Australian National Band Championships, the New Zealand Brass Band Championships and the European Brass Band Championships. No matter where you are in the world, you will be able to watch live on your mobile, tablet, laptop or OTT device.