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WHACKY MUSIC, INC., ANNOUNCES SHIPMENT OF 2 MILLIONTH BOOMWHACKERS® MUSICAL TUBE, NEW EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR
 

Sedona, AZ - June 1, 2003- Whacky Music, Inc., reports that over two million of the award-winning Boomwhackers® Tuned Percussion Tubes have been shipped. The company also recently hired Ellen Foncannon as Director of Educational Materials. Ms. Foncannon is an accomplished musician, published composer, and respected educator. She is actively converting curriculum materials she previously developed for her own company, Boom-a-Tunes, intothe Whacky Music product line. Whacky Music expects to introduce these materials to the marketplace by August. Other products are also in development and will be announced in the near future.

"We are delighted to have Ellen join us in furthering our commitment to the important educational market," states Craig Ramsell, President of Whacky Music, Inc., and creator of the Boomwhackers musical tubes. "And, Ellen is excited to be part of a worldwide phenomenon with our musical tubes. And I do mean worldwide — the tubes are selling in about two dozen countries, with 40% of our sales last year being international."

Whacky Music's Boomwhackers musical tubes are tuned by length to different color-coded musical notes and made of brightly colored plastic. The tubes are being used by music educators in thousands of schools, and are also used by music therapists, drum circle facilitators, and team-building, motivation and creativity consultants. Producing a unique sound, they have been used on recordings and soundtracks and in numerous professional performances. They have received a Parents' Choice Gold Award, a Dr. Toy's Best 100 Children's Products, and an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio 2000 Gold Seal. The company is based in Sedona, Arizona.  

 
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