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Full line of D'Addario products under the umbrella of U.S. Band and Orchestra

D'Addario takes the opportunity of Winter NAMM show 2009 to announce that the St. Louis-based U.S. Band & Orchestra will now handle distribution of D’Addario’s full line of products to dealers in the United States. With the recent announcement of U.S. Band and Orchestra’s purchase of Loud Technologies’ divisions including St. Louis Music Marketplace (SLM), Knilling Instruments, and Austin Guitars, it will add the entire D’Addario line under its distribution umbrella. Previously, U.S. Band distributed D’Addario’s Band and Orchestra products including Rico Reeds and Evans Heads, while SLM had handled the distribution of D’Addario product lines including D’Addario Strings and Planet Waves Accessories. D’Addario & Company is happy to partner with U.S. Band who will offer all their product lines under one roof.
U.S. Band’s President Mark Ragin commented, “We are delighted to have been appointed a full line distributor for D’addario. We’ve always viewed D’addario as a leader in product development and marketing within our industry and are excited to be associated with them in such a close way. The appointment also gives us the opportunity to offer our School Music Dealers more Combo product as we move towards our goal of becoming a true one stop shop for all music stores.”
“We are thrilled to have U.S. Band distributing the full line of D’Addario & Co., Inc. products, including brands: D’Addario Fretted and Bowed Strings, Evans Drumheads, Rico Reeds, Planet Waves Accessories, HQ Percussion and PureSound Percussion,” said D’Addario’s National Sales Manager, Peter D'Addario. “With their dedication to the school band and orchestra market, U.S. Band is a perfect distribution partner for our company. While we increase our company’s focus on education and band and orchestra market in 2009, aligning with partners like U.S. Band will help us achieve our goals. We are very confident U.S. Band will continue to grow our market share nationwide.”
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