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Sheridan and Pilafian design the brass sound of The Quantum Marching Project

q2Chandler, Arizona [September, 2008] The Quantum Marching Project, a collaborative effort between Mapex drums, Jupiter band instruments and Majestic percussion to develop a full line of marching brass, battery and front line percussion models, introduced 5 marching brass models for 2008. Sam Pilafian, Don Sawday and Patrick Sheridan spearheaded the design team for marching brass development which brought a new marching trumpet, mellophone, baritone, euphonium and contra to collegiate marching band and Drum Corps International this year.

With these newly designed Jupiter marching brass instruments, Arizona State University’sSun Devil Marching Band under the direction of James Hudson along with the QuantumPartner Corps brought fantastic new sounds to the world of the marching arts.The Quantum Marching Project was officially released during winter NAMM 2008in Anaheim, California to industry acclaim.

Jupiter Band Instruments, Inc. is the US Distributor for world class quality woodwind and brass instruments, concert drums and marching percussion from student to artist series. Jupiter incorporates Ross Mallet Instruments, Majestic Percussion, Mapex Concert drums and the Azumi Flute by Altus. For more information, please contact Jupiter Band Instruments, P.O. BOX 90249, Austin, TX 78709, or visit and



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