o Develop and trademark our new and current Innovative Percussion, Inc. logo.
o James Ross joins the Innovative Percussion Family and assists in developing the first series of orchestral mallets.
o Add products ENS60(R), FS550(R), FS650(R), ENS760(R)
o Erik Johnson joins The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps as the Front Ensemble Arranger providing the perfect environment to continue expanding the color pallet for keyboard instruments
o William Moersch joins the Innovative Percussion Family and designs a signature model series for concert marimba
o Lowell Layne joins the Innovative Percussion family as Director of Financial Operations
o Rent the adjacent suite for additional space, doubling the square footage
o Hire George Barrett as Chief Executive Officer to assist in increasing domestic and international sales, as well as using his knowledge of the industry for relations and product development.
o Ethan Chastain joins Innovative Percussion; is currently Operations Manager
o Went from two company computers to four.
o Robin Engelman joins Innovative Percussion Family and develops signature Ensemble Series mallets.
o Mark Ford Series “Legato” Marimba Mallets is introduced.
o Jim Casella Series is introduced as the first ever signature series specifically designed for the marching front ensemble.
o Develop drumsticks and drum mallets to become more competitive in the market and, in doing so, sought a new level of endorsers in the drum corps, educational, and symphonic activities.
o Acquire additional warehouse space.
o Designs faster and more consistent machine for wrapping mallets along with a machine to apply latex covering.
o Open relations with international customers in Asia and Europe followed by Australia and Canada.
o Establish sales to distributors/wholesalers, which would be able to offer the products to many more music dealers across the United States.
o Bret Kuhn Signature Model FS-BK is IP’s first marching signature stick product.
o Other pioneering stick products included IP-1, FS-1, TS-1
o Multi-tom mallets to include both an aluminum series and a wood handle series; introducing our “fulcrum notched” wood handles which were also used for the line of Field Series Bass Mallets.
o The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps become the first corps to win DCI and High Percussion using Innovative Percussion products exclusively
o James Campbell Signature Model concert snare drumstick is introduced
o Lalo Davila Signature Model concert snare drumstick and LS-LD timbale stick are introduced
o Paul Rennick Signature Field Series model FS-PR marching snare drumstick is launched
o New Concert Series to include mallets for concert bass drum, gong, and timpani.
o Anders Åstrand introduces his AA25 signature vibe/marimba mallet
o Introduces Fundamental Series mallets to provide a quality economical line for young percussionists
o IP displays at conventions: Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA), Texas Band Masters Association (TBA), Midwest Clinic, and National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
o Moves to present location in Nashville, Tennessee.
o Christopher Lamb joins Innovative Percussion; develops his Signature Series of Concert Snare Drumsticks
o Innovative Percussion introduces the AS-MM Arena Series Mike McIntosh Signature Snare Drumstick
o Solid red oak Field Series Timpani Mallets are introduced
o Fundamental Packs introduced, providing the necessary tools for beginning through college bound students
o Stick and Mallet Bags introduced, distinguishing Innovative Percussion from other brands
o Unveil a new large wall display at PASIC ‘02
o Company’s first CD-ROM catalog
o Ed Soph joins Innovative Percussion; helps design and introduce the first Drumset sticks
o Arena Series Bass Drum Mallets introduced for the indoor percussion environment consisting of the industry’s first full-bodied felt ball design to have a tapered impact area.
o Innovative Percussion introduces the AS-BK Arena Series Bret Kuhn Signature Model Snare Drumstick
o Innovative Percussion introduces brushes and alternative sticks
o Acquires new machinery to place images on products more quickly
o Become involved with Winter Guard International Begins working with winter drumline organizations.
o Bob Breithaupt joins Innovative Percussion family
o Dan Moore helps develop his DM20 signature vibe/marimba mallet
o James Ancona joins Innovative Percussion. Develops Marching Keyboard Mallets with darker, warmer choices for marching
o Henry Go Joins the Innovative Percussion family as Customer Service Representative
o Rattan Artist Series models introduced as an expansion to Rattan Series Vibe Mallets
o Mike McIntosh Signature Model Field Series Snare Drumstick is introduced
o Team up with Sullivan Group to provide consistent service and selection for line of wearables.
o Displays overseas at the Musik Messe, Frankfurt, Germany
o Music City Mystique wins WGI Independent World Class becoming the first marching ensemble to win WGI playing Innovative Percussion products exclusively
o Janis Potter and Innovative Percussion develop a new five-mallet series.
o Jerry Tachoir and Innovative Percussion introduce the JT23 signature vibraphone mallet to the Rattan Artist Series line
o Nick Phillips joins the Innovative Percussion family as Assistant Marketing Manager
o Innovative Percussion introduces Bob Breithaupt Signature Series BB-1 Drumset stick in maple
o Christopher Lamb redesigns two existing models using laminated birch
o Jim Casella Signature Model Field Series Snare Drumstick FS-JC is introduced
o “Shorty” Multi-tom stick is added to the multi tom line
o Steel Drum Mallets, both aluminum and wood models are introduced
o Four new Multi-Tom implements are added: AT-1A, AT-2, AT-2M, FT4A
o The Orchestral Series xylophone and glockenspiel mallets are developed in conjunction with artist Chris Deviney
o Innovative Percussion expands drumset stick offering with the addition of 5A, 5B, and 2B models
o Tim Fairbanks develops AS-TF to add to our Arena Series Marching Drumsticks
o The Top 3 Independent World groups, Music City Mystique, Rhythm X, and Aimachi, play Innovative Percussion exclusively
o Ludwig Albert joins Innovative Percussion Team and develops Signature Series marimba models
o Expands the Artist Rattan Series with four additional Anders Åstrand models
o The General Timpani Series mallets are added to the timpani mallet selection
o The CL-3L is added to the Christopher Lamb Series
o IP introduces FS-PR2, a second Paul Rennick Signature Model marching snare drumstick
o Field Series Bass mallets (FBX)with tapered handle are now offered
o The Azucar and Mambo Lalo Davila Timbale Stick Models are introduced
o Nebojsa Zivkovic Joins Innovative Percussion Family and introduces Signature Series Marimba Mallets with oversized cedar or classic rattan handles
o Innovative Percussion introduces four new Mark Ford expansion models
o She-E Wu joins Innovative Percussion and develops Signature Series Marimba Mallets with six varied models
o Bob Breithaupt Combo Model BB-2 is added in white hickory
o IP introduces the IP-HB “Hybrid” model to the growing line of combo sticks
o CC-1 chime hammer is introduced.
o Carol Carpenter joins Marketing Team to assist in West Coast Artist Relations
o Phantom Regiment wins DCI & High Percussion becoming the second corps to win DCI & High Percussion using Innovative Percussion exclusively
o Four out of 5 top scoring DCI Champinships drumlines use Innovative Percussion exclusively
o Added 2500 sq. ft to warehouse space
o Bamboo Series Timpani Mallets introduced
o New Ensemble Series introduced in conjunction with Julie Davila
o Tim Jackson Joins Innovative Percussion Family; develops Tim Jackson Signature model Tenor Stick TS-TJ
o Tim Fairbanks signature model field series snare stick makes debut (FS-TF)
o New Alternative sticks and brushes are released: WBR-1, WBR-2, Jamz, Flipz, BR-5W Bundle Stick, BR-8 Fanned Caps, BR-9 Fanned bundle stick.
o Expansion of drumset sticks to include IP-7A and IP-RK White Hickory models
o Practice Pads are introduced.
o The FS-SG Field Series Shane Gwaltney snare drum stick is released
o Members of USC Marching Band perform with Radiohead on Grammy Awards live broadcast on ABC (1st Innovative Percussion group on Grammy Award broadcast)
o Innovative Percussion sweeps top 3 in percussion at DCI: Phantom Regiment, The Cavaliers, and Bluecoats
o Development of Tom Rarick Signature Keyboard Mallets which contribute to front ensemble options for vibraphone and marimba
o Bundlz and Bundlz-Lite are introduced both in birch and bamboo models
o Introducing Sweepz with fanned bundle on butt end and Hybrid drumset stick on the other.
o Innovative Percussion announces Tim Jackson Signature Model Tenor Stick TS-TJ2
o Innovative Percussion artist Matt Billingslea with Lady Antebellum perform on Grammy Awards live broadcast on ABC becoming the first Innovative Percussion drumset artist on Grammy Award broadcast
o David Friedman joins Innovative Percussion family; develops Signature Series Vibraphone and Marimba mallets
o She-E Wu Signature Series expanded to include WU5C and WU6C Concert Models
o Introducing the addition of the Christopher Lamb Series Orchestral Chime Beaters
o Drumset sticks expand with eight new models: IP3A(N), IP-5AL(N), IP-5BL(N), IP-SR, and IP-CR
o Rich Mangicaro joins Marketing Team to assist in Drumset Artist Relations
o Ike Jackson joins Innovative Percussion Family
o Top Honors go to The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps, DCI High Percussion; Music City Mystique, WGI Independent World Class Champions, Minnesota Brass, High Percussion; Broken Arrow High School, National Marching Band Champions
o Innovative Percussion registers “IP” logo
o IP enters into partnership with Winterguard International (WGI)
o Expansion of Dan Moore Signature Series to include new models
o WU4C Concerto Model added to the She-e Wu Signature Series
o The OS10 practice mallet is designed in conjunction with Chris Deviney of the Philadelphia Orchestra; new to the orchestral series
o Soloist Series, our most popular series of solo marimba mallets, is offered on unfinished birch handles
o Innovative Percussion introduces the IP-JZ BIG BAND combo stick
o Joey Waronker joins the Innovative Percussion Family
o Multi-talented and versatile drummer Herman Mathews joins the Innovative Percussion Family
o Renowned marimbist Pius Cheung joins the Innovative Percussion Family
o Steelpan artist Liam Teague joins the Innovative Percussion Family
o Casey Cangellosi joins the Innovative Percussion Family
o R&B Master drummer James Gadson joins the IP Family
o IP welcomes Pedro Carneiro, solo classical percussionist, to artist family
o Drumming Virtuoso Chad Wackerman joins the IP Family
o Music Icon Sheila E joins the Innovative Percussion artist family
o Innovative Percussion introduces the Legacy Series, featuring a traditional teardrop bead on several of our existing drumset models
o The Joey Waronker Signature Model is launched
o The Sandi Rennick Signature Series keyboard mallets is introduced, designed with the amplified keyboard section in mind
o Kennan Wylie assists to develop his signature concert model snare drumstick
o The Ike Jackson Signature Series Marching Snare Drumstick is launched
o Introduce the Chad Wackerman Signature Series Model for drumset
o Introduce the Sheila E. Signature Series Model for drumset
o Latin Percussionist Luisito Quintero joins IP, assists to develop his signature model
o IP welcomes Peter Michael Escovedo III, two-time Emmy nominated Producer and Musical Director
o IP welcomes talented Drummer/Percussionist Shannon Forrest to our artist family
o IP welcomes Chris McHugh, touring drummer and musical director for Keith Urban
o Joey Waronker Studio Model #2 is introduced
o Chris McHugh Signature Model is launched for drumset
o IP introduces Christopher Lamb Orchestral Series Xylophone Mallets to include rosewood crafted models
o The Pius Cheung Series Marimba Mallets are launched featuring six models on rattan wrapped in unique Alpaca-blend yarn
o Casey Cangelosi Series Marimba mallets are introduced wrapped in bamboo-blended cord; two softest models also available in yarn wrap
o IP artist Julie Davila inducted into the WGI Hall of Fame
o Santa Clara Vanguard, under Percussion Arranger and Caption Manager Paul Rennick and Front Ensemble Arranger Sandi Rennick, captured the 2014 Fred Sanford Best Percussion Performance Award!