JAN. 9 I RHYTHM BAND INSTRUMENTS I ACQUISTION
RBI Purchases Toca Percussion
Rhythm Band Instruments (RBI) has purchased Toca Percussion from Drum Workshop.
"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 Brad Kirkpatrick, president of RBI. "We're extremely enthusiastic about working with both entities' suppliers, customers and artists to continue to build upon the legacy of Toca Percussion."
Rhythm Band 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 leading brands such as 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," said Chris Lombardi, president and CEO of Drum Workshop.