(RBI) has announced that it has purchased Toca Percussion

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

For over 55 years, RBI has built a network of clinicians, educators, musicians, and customer support staff focused on bringing quality musical instruments and music education products to students, educators and classrooms around the world. RBI has long been a leader in the development and distribution of elementary musical instruments and related materials and will wholly own Toca Percussion and its extensive line of hand percussion and accessories.

“Toca Percussion is a terrific asset and fits perfectly into both our company’s existing position as a leader in the music education space, and, our go-forward plans for RBI Music,” said Rhythm Band Instruments president, Brad Kirkpatrick. “We’re extremely enthusiastic about working with both entities’ suppliers, customers and artists to continue to build upon the legacy of Toca Percussion.”

RBI is known for its brands of children’s instruments including Kidsplay, Chromaharp and Boomwhackers tuned musical percussion tubes as well as for being the exclusive distributor of brands including Aulos, Noteknacks and pBuzz among others. More recently, RBI has extended its strategic vision, becoming the exclusive North American distributor for a number of stringed and percussion brands of musical instruments.

“With an increasing demand for high-quality music education products, RBI is uniquely positioned to ensure that Toca’s wide range of hand percussion reaches the youth music education market.

 

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