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<br /> <br /> HOLIDAY SALES GUIDE ISSUE HOLIDAY SALES GUIDE ISSUE HOLIDAY SALES GUIDE ISSUE<br /> September 2018<br /> Volume 35, No. 9<br /> WRAP<br /> IT UP!<br /> STOCK UP ON THESE PRODUCTS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON<br /> On page 26<br /> The Changing Face of Retail<br /> The Music & Sound Retailer’s 13th Annual<br /> Independent Retailer Roundtable<br /> On page 35<br /> THE NEWS MAGAZINE FOR MUSIC PRODUCTS RETAILERS<br /> We Take Full Responsibility for<br /> SUPPORTING MUSIC TEACHERS<br /> Music education is a fundamental principle at Yamaha. So we’ve partnered with DonorsChoose.org<br /> to support music teachers and help them acquire essential classroom supplies. Our #MusicEssentials<br /> program has assisted more than 700 teachers and 163,000 students in U.S. public schools. 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