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Concert Percussion for Concert Bands
My students need a set of concert toms to play our pieces for our concerts.
One of the characteristics of a great concert band is owning and maintaining a wide variety of percussion instruments. At my school, most percussion instruments are in varying states of quality, or they just don't exist.
My students are a wide variety that come from diverse backgrounds.
In my classes, the honor students make music with the IEP students and the ELL students find a common language with the general population. The bands have become known for their enthusiasm thanks to the hard work these students put in every day.
We have grown in instruments needed and percussion owned every year. One hole we have to fill is a set of concert toms. They sound different than a drum set and are used for exciting, dark, powerful sounds. We have made do with tying some old drums to a stand, but the sounds and the inability to adjust the height has made it difficult for all students to play. A purchase like this will serve not only the students currently playing percussion, but can last for years and years, helping generations of band students.
Every part of a band sound is equally important.
From the smallest flute to the largest tuba, everyone needs to sound their best. In the percussion sections it means having the right equipment at the right time. This is a need that must be filled. The new drums and stand are the hardware, and the drum heads will make sure their sounds rivet the audience!
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