Jason Kennedy appointed as successor of Jeff Ivester
About Majestic Percussion
Majestic Holland B.V. (d/b/a Majestic Percussion) is a manufacturer of percussion instruments based in the Netherlands, and is a division of musical instrument manufacturer Van der Glas BV. Founded in 1921 by Willem Klazes van der Glas, Majestic claims to be the oldest timpani manufacturer in the Netherlands. Product development, engineering and production are still overseen by family members.
History: The family firm of Van der Glas BV was founded in 1921 by Willem Klazes van der Glas, the grandfather of the present proprietor, Wim van der Glas. The fledgling company, which at that time had premises in the old city centre of Heerenveen, the Netherlands, only sold organs, pianos and wind instruments, but the production of percussion instruments soon followed.
In the 1960's the Majestic brand name was introduced for these percussion instruments. At that time drum sets were particularly popular, and many rock bands in the Netherlands and other countries used them. Even then the production of percussion instruments for orchestras and marching bands was the most important part of the company's activities.
Over the last thirty years, Van der Glas BV has continued to specialize in this area, with the result that Majestic percussion instruments are now being played with great enthusiasm in all corners of the world.