Ludwig Ultimate Marching Percussion Announces Partnership with Monarch Independent

Posted on August 15, 2016

Elkhart, IN- The Ludwig Drum Company, a Division of Conn-Selmer Inc., is proud to announce a new partnership with Monarch Independent.  Monarch will perform exclusively on Ludwig Ultimate and Musser Ultimate instruments in the prestigious Percussion Independent World Class of WGI. 

“We’re elated about our new partnership with Monarch,” stated Ryan Galasso, Category Manager of Educational Percussion for Conn-Selmer. “The Houston area is full of great music programs and they are no exception.  Monarch has a tremendous amount of talent in their organization. We are looking forward to growing together.”

To learn more about Ludwig Ultimate marching percussion and Musser Ultimate instruments, visit and follow us on social media @LudwigMusser.   

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.  With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.  Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone).  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC.  Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education.  For more information on the complete line of instruments, services, and support available from Conn-Selmer, visit