FARMINGDALE, New York – Promark Drumsticks is thrilled to announce the launch of SPYR, a new mallet line, available now.
Designed in collaboration with world-renowned percussionists, designers, and educators Kevin Shah and Tony Nuñez, the SPYR series is a comprehensive, foundational offering for high school and college-level band directors seeking to outfit either (or both) their marching corps or concert percussion section with quality implements.
All mallets in the SPYR line are built with Promark’s patented mallet manufacturing process, ensuring a durable and consistent mallet that even the most demanding ensemble can rely on.
With the launch of SPYR, Promark Drumsticks has created a color-coded hardness scale to make it easy for percussionists to quickly select the appropriate mallet from their bag. The color-coded scale will be present both on the packaging, as well as the product itself. The updated backer card and label artwork will communicate the color-coded hardness scale (very soft to very hard) and how it applies to the mallet, illustrating the optimal range of the instrument it was designed for. The product will also feature this scale through matching color-coded yarn on the stitch of the wrapped mallet head and through the color of the mallet head itself for all unwrapped mallets.
Included in the SPYR series will be six wrapped marimba mallets, two unwrapped marimba mallets, four vibraphone mallets, and twelve xylophone/bell mallets.