We are very fortunate to have a number of companies and organisations that actively support the work of our groups. Listed below are a few details on our key partners.
TAma Marching Percussion
Cadence are proud to be the only UK based members of the TAMA Marching Drums Family!
Tama is the drum brand of Hoshino Gakki in Japan. They started manufacturing drums in 1965 and officially became Tama in 1974. For decades Tama's focus has been on drum sets and accessories but now Tama is applying its four decades of high-quality drum-making expertise to the marching drum market.
We would like to thank Tom Float from TAMA USA for his persistence and advice during the past 18 months.
Cadence have been working with Katy and the team at Southern Percussion since 2012. Southern Percussion is a family run business aiming to provide everything for the percussionist. They stock the finest instruments personally selected by our specialist resident percussionist and a huge range of music, mallets and accessories.
In January 2016 Southern Percussion announced they were now stocking TAMA Marching Percussion. Cadence are looking forward to building on our relationship with TAMA through our already excellent partnership with the team at Southern Percussion.
Kanstul Musical Instruments
Cadence are proud to endorse the Kanstul range of marching horns since 2001. Kanstul have a rich history of manufacturing the finest marching brass instruments for some of the biggest names in Drum Corps.
In 2013 Kanstul entered into a long term partnership with Hoshino USA/TAMA who are now the sole distributor of Kanstul instruments to the USA market.
Cadence are proud to endorse the Innovative Percussion range of tuned percussion mallet sticks and beaters. Through our partnership with Southern Percussion we are lucky to receive outstanding support for al our IP needs.
FRED J MILLER INC.
At the end of the 2013 season after our successful return to the DCUK circuit the Corps design staff realised the current uniform needed updating.
After speaking to many UK and USA based manufacturers it was FJM who had the perfect design for the Corps. This new Michael Cesario designed uniform gave us a modern cut with classic styling and a nod the original Cadence uniform from 1991.
We are proud to be associated with FJM and can only recommend their workmanship and service to any unit wishing to buy new uniforms.
Evans Drumheads is a world leading manufacturer of snare drum heads, tom heads, floor tom heads, bass drum heads, timpani heads, conga heads and a host of other products. They are part of D'addario and Cadence are grateful for the continued support from this great company.
No other UK drum and percussion specialist offers such a winning combination of benefits for drummers as DrumWright. When Cadence wanted to join the TAMA family it was DrumWright who came forward to make it possible.
Ian, Andy and the whole team continue to be supportive and more importantly enthusiastic about all we do at Cadence. We thank them for helping us to get to our current position within the TAMA family.
For the 2015 season Cadence will be solely using the Vic Firth range of battery percussion sticks and accessories. Vic Firth currently partner with TAMA Marching Percussion and produce a range of branded sticks to compliment the TAMA marching drums range.
Hardcase International manufacture one of the workds premier plastic drum case ranges. Established in 1992 they are proud British company and supply many of the top UK and European drum corps.
Cadence are proud endorsers of these fantastic products.
Adams musical instruments
Cadence have recently joined the many European & International groups who use Adams musical instruments.
In 2015 just before the DCE Championships the Corps frontline equipment experienced several instrument failures, Adams offered to loan the Corps instruments for finals week. We quickly decided to make it our goal to purchase new frontline equipment and Adams was the logical choice after the excellent service we received in our hour of need last season.
Sjonne van Eeten and the entire Adams team have been a pleasure to work with throughout the process and we also thank Tony at Jam Percussion for his help and guidance.
Mushroom Covers are the specialists for every type of cover for timpani, percussion instruments and acoustic pianos.
Cadence are proud to be endorsed by Mushroom Covers and we have been supplied the full range of covers for all our frontline equipment.
We thank Tony and the team at Jam Percussion for their support in 2016.