Rhythm Band Instruments LLC (RBI Music) acquired the assets of Grover Pro Percussion Inc., which since 1979 has produced and sold orchestral percussion instruments, including its signature Super Overtone triangles, Projection Plus tambourines and concert snare drums.
“We are thrilled to be able to work with Neil Grover and to offer as a key component of our RBI Music initiative, the world-class instruments and accessories that Neil has designed,” said Brad Kirkpatrick, president of RBI. “For as long as I’ve been in the music industry, Neil has designed products with the performer in mind. He’s performed for years with the Boston Symphony and the Pops so, he knows percussion, and all of the products he produces are exceptional.”
“I’m really excited to be joining RBI and I intend to remain very active in the design of new products for RBI, as well as continuing a role I’ve always enjoyed in demonstrating and teaching percussion techniques to both professionals and students. What I’ve been most impressed with though, is how professionally RBI has approached the acquisition of our brand. I’m confident that our artists, vendors and dealers will not even notice the changes that naturally come with an acquisition. RBI has planned the transition with great attention to detail, so we’re not going to miss a beat. I’m confident that, with their existing distribution machine and ability to improve Grover Pro marketing, the brand I created will flourish,” said Grover founder Neil Grover.
Added Lane Davy, RBI’s executive vice president of sales and marketing, “I don’t know if we’re more excited about adding the exceptional Grover Pro products to our existing offering or working with Neil Grover on new product development and introductions. We are supremely confident that he’ll help us further the image and use of Toca products in the education world, but we are also looking forward to introducing certain tools and products that Neil has in the design phase for the education market, including the elementary instruments which are the historical foundation of the company. Coupled with the planned growth in Grover Pro sales, the next few years are going to be very exciting for RBI.”