One of the most important parts about becoming a great musician is having your own instrument. PLEASE ensure that the instrument s and sticks/mallets are of good quality. See the following link for some suggestions.
Percussion Kit (Combines what is listed below)
YOU NEED TO OWN SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THE PICTURE ON THE RIGHT IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE LINCOLN PERCUSSION PROGRAM.
Favorite Drum Pad Brands
Remo, Vater, Vic Firth, Evans
Favorite Drum Stick Brands
Vic Firth, Innovative Percussion
Drum sticks come in different sizes, weights, tip/beads, grips and wood styles. In band, we mostly use a size "5A" or an equivalent of that. These are great all purpose drum sticks. If you want specific sticks for snare drum, marching snare drum, or drum set, please talk to Mr. Gray.
There is a difference between bell, marimba, xylophone, timpani, bass drum etc mallets. For our class, you will need XYLOPHONE mallets. Mr. Gray has the other types of mallets in class.