If you subscribe to the Yamaha mailing list (www.yamaha.com), you get to discover all kinds of weird and unusual stuff. Upgrades and releases? Yeah, yeah... but what you really want to know is this...
1. That during the three-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony in Sydney, Australia on September 15th, band instruments were provided by Yamaha. The Sydney 2000 Marching Band carried a staggering 105 Yamaha Sousaphones, 80 marching mellophones, 105 bass and snare drums and 34 tenor sets of marching quints (Answers on a postcard - Ed) into the 110,000-seat Olympic Stadium. For a look at the band practicing with Yamaha Sousaphones (!!!) go to
2. That Yamaha has introduced three new translucent colours for its 20 Series: Sour Apple Green, Bubble Gum Pink and Cotton Candy Blue!
3. That a young man who beat the medical odds after being born addicted to crack cocaine (!!! - Ed) received a special gift from Yamaha Pro Audio on the Montel Williams Show on 31st August. Eighteen-year-old 'D.D.' received an 01V Digital Mixer to use at his church in Arleta, California.
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How can you resist?