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NAMM held its Annual Meeting of Members today during the 2009 NAMM Show. After introducing past presidents in attendance, reviewing the new annual report and recapping highlights of the year, Chairman Chip Averwater called for the vote of the new slate of the NAMM Board of Directors. The following NAMM Members were elected for service from 2009 to 2012: Dick Boak is the director of artist and public relations for C.F. Martin & Co., a guitar manufacturing company.

The third day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew thousands of music products professionals to the halls of the Anaheim Convention Center for business, networking, music and education.

The second day of the 2009 NAMM Show drew crowds to the Anaheim Convention Center for business meetings, product demonstrations, networking and live music. Many show-goers began the day at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel for the NAMM University Breakfast Session. Before the session began, attendees were treated to a moving performance on the erhu by Mr. Liunian Bian, who wrote the music for the Beijing Olympics closing ceremony.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced that it will be hosting a new Wanna Play? Film Contest encouraging amateur filmmakers to capture the joys and benefits of people playing music. The contest was created to raise awareness about the organization’s national Wanna Play? campaign, which encourages people of all ages to start playing music and enjoying the many social and wellness benefits of this activity.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced that its float in the 2009 Rose Parade was awarded the President's Trophy for excellence in floral use and presentation. Overflowing with live music and depictions of how much fun playing music can be for everyone, the NAMM float was a feature for the overall parade theme of “Hats Off to Entertainment.”

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced today that it will again join the Coalition for Music Education in Canada in its fifth annual Music Monday event May 4, 2009, to demonstrate the galvanizing power of making music and kick off its annual Wanna Play Music Week.

Learning to play a musical instrument is one of the top New Year’s resolutions, according to a survey of 1,000 consumers conducted this week by Impulse Research and commissioned by NAMM, the international trade association for the music products industry.  Survey results also show that giving musical instruments may be the perfect gift to help friends and family reduce stress, provide a fulfilling form of entertainment, and bring the family closer together this holiday season.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, and the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) are encouraging consumers to vote for their favorite band in the 2nd SchoolJam Texas, battle of the bands.

NAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, today announced its NAMM University session lineup for the upcoming 2009 NAMM Show, January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim. Highlighting the four-day program will be the always-popular NAMM University Breakfast Sessions featuring up-close and personal discussions with industry opinion leaders, new ideas, and plenty of good take-home value as well as a free breakfast each show day provided by NAMM.

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