Video #1: How to set up your Percussion Kit
The percussion section is made up of many different kinds of instruments. Students that play percussion will learn how to play the snare drum, bass drum, cymbals, tambourine, timpani, and mallets in 5th grade. Students can begin learning the drum set in the junior high band next year. It is very important to be able to play all of these instruments equally well and not just focus solely on the drums. If you like being on your feet and moving around to different instruments during a performance, then percussion is definitely for you!
Snare Drumming An example of Mallet Playing The University of Illinois Drumline