Dale Ramirez is the Marketing Specialist for the Winds and Strings group at Yamaha Corporation of America. He has a Bachelors of Music Education from Arizona State University, where he was the Drum Major for the Sun Devil Marching band for three years, and played saxophone in concert wind groups, jazz band, marching band, in solo performance and in sax quartet. He instructed drum majors with Fred J. Miller Clinics, and taught saxophone privately and as a staff member for several high-performing high school marching bands before making the jump into marketing. As a lover of saxophone and all things band, he is enthusiastic about sharing music with others.
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