<![CDATA[CosmoMusic.ca Blog]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:37:39 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Mercedes Cheung at Flato Markham Theatre | Wed Oct 29 at 8 PM]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:25:45 +0000 12-year old Canadian-Chinese violinist, Mercedes Cheung (Zhang), has been hailed as being “A True Music Prodigy” having performed the 24 Caprices of Paganini at New York City's Carnegie Hall by heart at the age of 10, in addition to recording the same most virtuosic repertoire in one take on CD and DVD the same year (Available NOW in our Print Music Dept.).

Mercedes has been invited to perform as a soloist with one of the foremost and legendary violinist of our time, Shlomo Mintz, with the orchestra in Switzerland.  She was the Silver Medalist in the 2014's Teen's Talent Show - American Youth Talent Competition in New York. Ms. Cheung will be accompanied by Jeanie Chung on the piano.

Programme: Bach, Paganini, Waxman, Gluck, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Gade, Vieuxtemps, Brahms and Khachaturian.

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Wednesday, October 29th at 8 PM
Flato Markham Theatre

Click HERE for tickets or Call the Box Office at 905-305-7469

For more information on MERCEDES CHEUNG, visit mercedescheung.com

Mercedes Chung Concert

<![CDATA[Save a Fortune Super Sale & #CosmoRocks Summer Event!]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 12:30:15 +0000 Save a Fortune Super Sale &
#CosmoRocks Summer Event

• Save up to 50% on your purchase!*

• Food & Live Music

• 3 Days Only
Friday, June 6th to Sunday, June 8th, 2014

A Quick Look Back at our Save A Fortune Super Sale

Save a Fortune...


Cosmo Music Save a Fortune

Tons of reduced items throughout the store!

Check out our flyer

for some of the highlights.


Cosmo Music Fortune Cookies

On top of the hot deals, crack one open to reveal your savings for in-store purchases. Save between 10% - 50% on everything in the store!



Shop at cosmomusic.ca and save 10% off your shopping cart total when you spend $200 or more.** Plus don't forget about the FREE Shipping for purchases over $99!

See Rules and Regulations for complete details.

Band & Orchestral Instruments

Guitars & Gear

Pro Audio

Keyboards & Pianos

Drums & Percussion

#CosmoRocks Summer Event...

The fun doesn’t stop inside the store! Check out what’s going on outside (we'll be hashtagging so the kids can see on the internet too).

FRIDAY - June 6th

FREE Hot Dogs!

5pm - 8pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
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SATURDAY - June 7th

Non-perishable Food
and Monetary Donations10am - 5pm
Support the Purolator Tackle Hunger program benefiting the Richmond Hill Food Bank. Bring non-perishable food items or monetary donations to the event and help the many families in our community who rely on the Richmond Hill Food Bank.
Purolator Tackle Hunger Week
Roland Experts

11am - 6pm

Come in to speak with the experts from Roland! You’ll find them in the guitar, pro audio and keyboard departments all day! They have the answers to your hard questions… and maybe some insight into in-store deals to be had… PLUS catch them on stage under the big tent in between Lou Moore’s sets.
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Food Trucks!

11:30am - 5pm

  • Tutti Panini – Mouth-watering, home-cooked Italian selections such as veal sandwiches, pasta and stone-baked pizza!
  • Localista – Bringing creative dishes using locally-grown agricultural produce to the masses like Green Thai Goat Curry, Herb Ricotta Ravioli with fresh Chanterelle Mushrooms and Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Corn Bread!
  • Tiny Treats Ice Cream Truck – The sweet treat truck! Soft serve ice cream, Slushi & Popsicles… all the chilly favourites!

Cosmo Music Food Trucks

Live Entertainment

1pm - 5pm

Featuring Lou Moore & Friends:
Steve Piticco, Wendell Ferguson, Graham Young and many more. Don't Forget - BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIR AND STAY ALL DAY!

SUNDAY - June 8th

Drum Circle with Olaf

11:30am - 12:30pm

From the Cosmo School of Music.
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FREE Hot Dogs!

12pm - 3pm

Sponsored by Yamaha - located in parking lot near tent served up by our own top dog - Cosmo Music CEO Mark Hebert!
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Live Entertainment

1pm - 3pm

The Commuters featuring Jimmy Ruddock, Andrew Blake, Tim Bond & Vic Uppal!
Ukulele Jam

3pm - 4pm

Ukulele Jam with Steve McNie of the Toronto North Ukulele Jam & Corktown Ukulele Jam
Toronto North Ukulele Jam With Steve McNie
Live Entertainment

4pm - 5pm

York Region's own Kristen Manza will take us home with an all-acoustic set covering artists from Coldplay to Oasis combined with a beautiful voice sure to please all ears.

* Fortune cookies valid only on Friday, June 6; Saturday, June 7; and Sunday, June 8, 2014. Receive 10%-50% off your purchase of regular priced items. Fortune cookie discounts are not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-store that are currently on special sale price. Void unless opened in front of a cashier in the Atrium. Fortune cookies available while quantities last. Sale prices for items sold during event or special sale days or promotions are available on the published sale dates and for in-stock items only unless otherwise noted and excludes all Cosmo Music services such as Rentals, Repairs, Lessons; consignment items, price matches, taxes, shipping charges and gift cards.  Special offers or sale prices cannot be combined with teacher or student discounts, other coupons, promotions or offers. Cosmo Music reserves the right to refuse refunds, returns or exchanges during sale dates in order to reduce customer wait times. Best Price Guarantee policy remains in effect for items purchased on or before sale dates but is only applicable to products that are in-stock and have a published, specifically marked down price. “Scratch-and-Save” or other “Game of Chance” discounts that apply to a complete purchase at point of check-out as well as complete product category specials (ie. All “Cosmo Brand” stands on sale for 10% off) or BOGO (Buy-One-Get-One) promotions do not qualify for price match or best price guarantee. Some items listed have only one item in-stock and available as of May 8, 2014 publication date. Items may be sold and no longer in-stock prior to this sale. In the event of a printing error or any other error, Cosmo Music reserves the right to cancel or amend this offer without notice.

** Receive 10% off entire shopping cart subtotal when you spend $200 or more before tax and shipping June 6-8, 2014 only online. 10% discount is not applicable to products featured on the flyer as they are at their lowest prices or other items in-stock that are currently on special sale price. Some manufacturers have chosen not to participate in this promotion; they may be found at www.cosmomusic.ca/promo-exclusions.

See Rules and Regulations for further details.

<![CDATA[Buffet Group INSTANT CREDIT EVENT! On NOW until December 31, 2013]]> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 18:01:50 +0000 Buffet is offering Instant Credit this season of $100 on their instruments! This fantastic offer is available until December 31, 2013. It’s so easy!

Purchase a Buffet instrument and receive a $100 Cosmo Music Gift Card!*

Click HERE to see our inventory of Buffet instruments.

*Valid on eligible new instruments for purchases made between October 1 and December 31, 2013. $100 Gift Card cannot be used to purchase the Buffet instrument. Conditions and exceptions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Buffet Group reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time.

<![CDATA[Yamaha Instant Savings Event: On NOW until Dec 31, 2013]]> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 15:13:00 +0000 Yamaha is offering Instant Savings this season up to $700 on their instruments! This fantastic offer is available until December 31, 2013.

It’s so easy! 

  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Guitar and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Steinberg software and instantly save up to $75!*
  • Purchase qualifying Yamaha Synthesizer or Live Sound equipment and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Digital Piano and instantly save up to $200!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Drum Kit and instantly save up to $300!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Wind Instrument and instantly save up to $500!*
  • Purchase a qualifying Yamaha Clavinova and instantly save up to $700!*

For more details, please visit www.yamahapromos.ca.

*Valid on eligible new instruments at authorized Yamaha dealers in Canada for purchases made between October 15 and December 31, 2013. Conditions and exceptions apply. Cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions. Yamaha Canada reserves the right to cancel these offers at any time.

<![CDATA[NEW Stratus Instruments by Eastman Music Company NOW at Cosmo Music]]> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:47:24 +0000 Announcing our new Stratus model instruments made for Cosmo Music by Eastman Music Company.

Eastman is a comparatively new musical instrument company that is coming on strong like some of their predecessors. They have a full line of student, intermediate and even professional level instruments that are going to make a big impact on the musical instrument market.

As I’m the brass specialist here at Cosmo, I’m going to introduce to you the NEW Stratus Trumpet and the NEW Stratus Trombone. These instruments are an affordable option for beginners and hobbyists alike. They come complete with a case and mouthpiece so you can get started with your newly purchased Stratus instrument right away! The Stratus brass instruments compare favourably with the other student models we carry in the band and orchestra department here at Cosmo.

STR425  Stratus by Eastman B-flat Trumpet

  • Key of Bb, .460” medium large bore
  • Handspun and hand graduated yellow brass bell
  • Wire-reinforced bell, torch annealed bell tail
  • Nickel silver outer slides
  • Epoxy lacquer
  • A. Eastman 7C Mouthpiece and ABS molded case



STB315 Stratus by Eastman Trombone

  • Key of Bb, .500” medium bore
  • 8” handspun yellow brass bell
  • Hand matched nickel-silver outer slide
  • Epoxy lacquer finish
  • Mouthpiece and case

Band & Orchestra
905.770.5222 x350

<![CDATA[NEW ARRIVAL: Keilwerth SX90RB Black Nickel Tenor Saxophone ]]> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:59:39 +0000  

Cosmo Music is proud to introduce a new line of saxophones by Julius Keilwerth! We currently have a beautifully crafted Tenor Saxophone in stock. It is the SX90R Black Nickel Tenor Saxophone which features a black nickel plated body complimented with gold lacquered keys and hand engravings. Visit the Band & Orchestra Department to try it out!

If you act fast and apply in-store for our NO PAYMENT, NO INTEREST plan for 12 Months, it can be yours today! Offer ends Tuesday, April 30th, 2013.

Click HERE to view our Keilwerth line-up!

Band & Orchestra
905.770.5222 x350 | 1.800.463.3000

<![CDATA[Another Great Pro-Horn On Sale NOW!]]> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:04:25 +0000 Selmer Paris Bb Clarinet B16PR “Privilege” now only $4859.10 (reduced from $5399.00)

The PRIVILEGE is a well balanced and homogenous instrument which distinguishes itself by its efficiency and reliability. A very quick vibration setting guarantees an excellent response and a great fluidity.

Unique Features:

-       Ergonomically designed register key, shaped after the modern day alto saxophone octave key

-       Strong, sturdy silver plated mechanism

-       Left hand Eb/Ab auxiliary lever key

Selmer Paris Bb Clarinet B16PR "Privilege"

Band & Orchestra
905.770.5222 x350

<![CDATA[Select Gig Bags on SALE NOW!]]> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:46:00 +0000 We, as fellow musicians, know the hassle of lugging a heavy instrument case from gig to gig (especially when you’re elbowing open a door and you don’t have a free hand to answer your cell phone). Hence: The Gig Bag. Light weight, easy to carry and ergonomic.

Do those sound like conveniences you could use in your life and career? Then come in to Cosmo Music before April 30th as select gig bags and cases are 10% off!

Gig Bags Band & Orchestra

Looking forward to you in the Band and Orchestra Department soon!


Band & Orchestra
905.770.5222 x350

<![CDATA[Pro Brass Instruments ON SALE!]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 10:56:12 +0000 Currently we have several select pro instruments on sale in the Band and Orchestra Department here at Cosmo.

Don’t hesitate! There's only one of each in stock!

The following instruments are 10% off until the end of April:


Brass Trombones: 

YBL-822G (“Doug Yeo Model”) Yamaha YBL-822G

Toted as “the perfect orchestral bass trombone,” the YBL-822G is versatile enough to be well at home in any ensemble. I’ve heard it used to amazing effect in both jazz ensembles and concert bands.

Specs: Key: Bb/F & Bb/F/D, Bore: LL: 14.30mm (0.563"), Bell: Gold-brass, 241.0mm (9 1/2"), Tuning slide: Gold-brass, Weight: Heavy, Outer slide: Yellow brass, Inner slide: Nickel silver, Finish: Clear lacquer, Offset Valve System(with Removable 2nd Valve)

King 2102 (a.k.a. 2B model)

King 2102

I’ve heard trombone players tell me that they thought the 2B was no longer made! Not so! Conn-Selmer – who makes King instruments – has renamed the instrument the 2102.  This is THE jazz trombone that other manufacturers have been copying since it’s inception.

Specs: 2B model, .481/.491" (12.22/12.47mm) dual bore, 7-3/8" (187mm) yellow brass bell, nickel silver outer slides, lacquer finish, 12C mouthpiece, woodshell case. This classic jazz trombone is noted for its projection and excellent upper range.

Bach 42BO

Bach 42BO

Another product from Conn-Selmer that has inspired models from other companies. This is your consummate orchestral tenor trombone with an open wrap. You’ve certainly seen and/or heard this exact model on recordings and on stage.

Specs: Stradivarius Tenor Trombone w/F Attachment, "Stradivarius" - Bb/F, .547" bore, 8-1/2" one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell, chrome plated nickel-silver inner handslide tubes, brass outer handslide tubes, open wrap "F" section with traditional rotor, clear lacquer finish, genuine Vincent Bach 6-1/2A large shank mouthpiece and zippered Cordura covered wood shell case

Conn 88H-CLConn 88H-CL

Yet another product from Conn-Selmer that has made a huge impact on the back rows of ensembles everywhere. The 88H is one of the traditionally preferred models amongst many professionals. This one is outfitted with an open wrap and the phenomenal Christian Lindberg CL2000 valve. I like this valve because the action on it is very short and smooth.

Specs: Conn "Symphony" - .547" bore, 8-1/2" rose brass bell, open wrap F attachment with patented CL2000 rotor, rose brass outer slide, clear lacquer finish, Bach 5G mouthpiece, 7521C woodshell case.

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Trumpet Bach Stradivarius 180S43Bach Stradivarius Trumpet Model: 180S43

The Bach Stradivarius trumpet is the instrument nearly every trumpet player who comes into the band department asks for when they’re shopping for a professional trumpet. You’ll see these in most professional orchestras and bands and in the hands of both jazz and classical musicians. When you hear a trumpet, there’s a very good chance it’s a Bach Strad!

Specs: "Stradivarius" - .459" Medium-large bore, standard weight body, standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #43 bell, standard construction #25 mouthpipe, monel pistons, silver-plate finish. Comes with Bach 7C mouthpiece and a zippered Cordura covered wood shell case

The next two instruments are examples of instruments designed by Yamaha’s Bob Malone. He has taken traditional design ideas and tweaked them with the help of some of the world’s most respected and talented musicians. Through a vast amount of research and development (including lots and lots of trial and error), Mr. Malone and Yamaha have brought us some of the most incredible professional trumpets on the market. They’re made to the precise specifications of trumpet players in the legendary Chicago Symphony and New York Philharmonic and now the perfect instruments for players like John Hagstrom and Robert Sullivan are available for the rest of us! Try them and you’ll see why they’re so well received by other pro trumpet players everywhere.

YTR-9335NYS Artist Model Bb Trumpet

YTR-9335NYS Artist Model Bd Trumpet

Specs: Xeno Artist Model "New York" Series, Heavyweight Bb trumpet, Yellow-brass bell, Bell: 123mm (4-7/8") , ML bore: 11.65mm (0.459 "), Finish: Silver-plated, Mouthpiece: TR17B4

YTR-9445CHS Artist Model C Trumpet

YTR-9445CHS Artist Model C Trumpet

Specs: Xeno Artist Model "Chicago" Series, Heavyweight Crumpet, Bell Diameter 123mm (4-7/8"), Bell Material Yellow Brass, Finish Silver-Plated, Bore 11.73 (0.462"), Weight Heavy Mouthpiece TR17B4

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This sale ends April 30, 2013. Come and give these instruments a try and see why some of the top artists out there swear by these models!

Hope to see you soon,


Band & Orchestra
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<![CDATA[Looking for the perfect Pro Clarinet?]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:41:47 +0000 Your search ends here at the Cosmo Music Band and Orchestra Department where we currently have a magnificent Pro-level Clarinet, ON SALE for 10% off!!



Yamaha YCLCSG Custom Bb Clarinet

Unique features include:
- German style bore with French style keys
- No bell ring, allowing for better resonance
- Toronto Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinetist and Yamaha
- Artist Joaquin Valdepenas helped design this product
- Big, open, powerful sound


Call us for prices!


Band & Orchestra
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