Our corporate, foundation, and private sponsors make everything we do possible.
title sponsor ($30,000+)
Founded in 1979, Sweetwater is the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and audio gear in the U. S., according to the music industry’s authority on sales statistics, Music Trades Magazine. The company is respected as the nation's leading retailer serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast, education, and houses of worship. Sweetwater's customers can be found everywhere music is heard and audio is played, broadcast, or recorded, including recording, film, and broadcast studios in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami; in hundreds of thousands of home recording studios; and in schools and churches nationwide. Sweetwater's founding and meteoric growth are built on a knowledgeable and experienced staff, outstanding selection and pricing, and, above all, an unwavering commitment to customer service excellence in every situation.
GOLD Sponsors ($10,000+)
*Founding Sponsor Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog click to read more...
*Founding Sponsor Music for All’s mission is to create, provide and expand positively life-changing experiences through music for all. Our vision is to be a catalyst to ensure that every child across America has access and opportunity to participate in active music making in his or her scholastic environment. Music for All’s national performance and educational programs include the Music for All Summer Symposium, Music for All National Festival, Bands of America Regional and Grand National marching band championships, affiliate regional festivals, and efforts to support music and arts education advocacy and awareness.
Remo D Belli was a percussion pioneer. In 1957, he invented the first successful synthetic Mylar® drumheads, today’s industry standard. For over 60 years, Remo, Inc. has constantly and consistently broken new ground when it comes to industry firsts. Ultimately, when it comes to our expertise as a drumhead manufacturer, nothing can touch the technical and musical advantages that Remo Drumheads provide. click to read more...
Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use. With a tradition of innovation and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel and William Lewis & Son have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders. click to read more...
*Founding Sponsor The D’Addario Foundation is a non-profit organization that identifies the highest quality, most impactful instrument instruction programs in communities of needand awards grants and product donations to assist their growth and development. We believe in the power of music to unlock creativity, boost self-confidence, and enhance academics. By making music education accessible, we can positively affect social change and foster better citizens of the world.