Troopers Choose Yamaha

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Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, has recently formed an official relationship with The Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps of Casper, WY. The Troopers purchased a complete line of 64 brass instruments, and in doing so joins The Cavaliers, The Cadets, the Bluecoats and The Crossmen as another top performing corps in Drum Corp International (DCI) to march Yamaha Brass.

Negotiations with Yamaha have been ongoing since the fall of 2006. The Troopers expect to take the first delivery of their brass inventory mid-January in time for their next audition camp. Xeno model trumpets will arrive in February.

“One of our goals is to provide each of our students with the best instruments for them to perform at the absolute highest level,” states Mike Ottoes, Executive Director of the Troopers. “Because of their superior sound quality and craftsmanship of Yamaha brass, we believe we can achieve this goal.”

The Troopers are the only competitive junior drum and bugle corps in the state of Wyoming. The corps, founded in 1957 by Casper contractor Jim Jones, represents Wyoming in numerous performance events during the year and participates in the Drum Corps International Summer Music Games tour during the summer months. The corps has won eleven national titles in their long history and have placed in the DCI top twelve 9-times.

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For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Band & Orchestral Division, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; e-mail infostation [at] yamaha [dot] com; or visit

Posted by on Friday, January 12th, 2007. Filed under DCI World.