Pearl/Adams joins forces with Spirit of Atlanta


Snare drummer with Pearl drum

Spirit’s new agreement with Pearl/Adams runs through the 2021 season

Pearl/Adams is proud to announce a new agreement with Spirit of Atlanta Drum & Bugle Corps for the exclusive use of Adams Marching Brass with Pearl and Adams Percussion instruments through the 2021 DCI season.  This new agreement extends the established partnership of Pearl and Adams Percussion instruments with Spirit since 2006 to include Adams Marching Brass.

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Adams Marching Brass instruments will make their DCI World-Class debut with Spirit of Atlanta in 2017.

Spirit of Atlanta’s Brass Caption Head Dr. Andy Poor says “the brass staff and members are thrilled to be playing on Adams Marching Brass instruments this summer.  Adams has long been the industry standard for brass playing in Europe and their instruments represent the highest standards in craftsmanship and quality.  We are honored to bring these to the competitive fields of Drum Corps International for the first time this summer.”

Spirit of Atlanta recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and is one of the most recognized names in DCI World Class competition. Spirit’s legacy includes 20 finals appearances at the Drum Corps International World Championships, and an alumni list that includes some of DCI’s best and brightest.

“I am excited to add such a storied drum corps to our growing list of Adams Marching Brass ensembles,” states Dan McNally, Marketing Manager for Adams Marching Brass.  “Expanding our partnership with Spirit of Atlanta officially begins a new era for Adams, and we are excited for Spirit to be our first voice in DCI.”  Chris Moore, Director of Spirit of Atlanta says “as a longtime partner with Pearl/ Adams Percussion instruments, we are extremely pleased with the attentive customer service, quality of workmanship, attention to detail and tone production from these products. Our staff had the opportunity to field test the Adams brass and I can say they were most impressed by the quality, expressiveness and craftsmanship of these instruments.”  Moore added “We have been very satisfied with Pearl/ Adams percussion over the years and it is clear that Adams is positioned to make a significant mark in the marching arts and we are excited to bring their voice to the field.”

Pearl/Adams is the world’s leading percussion equipment manufacturer supplying the best quality instruments for professionals, ensembles, schools, and players of all ages since 1946.  Adams Musical Instruments of Thorn, Holland added Marching Brass instruments in 2013 to its world renowned product line of tuned percussion and Adams Custom Brass products.  Adams Musical Instruments are exclusively distributed in the US and Canada by Pearl Corporation of Nashville, Tn.

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