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Percussionist - Beth Whitby

Beth started playing drums and percussion during high school and mainly played in rock and pop bands.  She subsequently became


Percussionist - Lesley Hardman

Lesley started learning piano at the age of 7 and oboe at the age of 12.  After thoroughly enjoying playing in the woodwind sections [more...]


Percussionist - Soo Rose Cook

Soo started playing cornet aged 8 in Essex and is very proud of her heritage! [more...]


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The Percussionists

Flixton's percussionists pictured before winning the 'best percussion' award at Blackpool, 2017

Percussion became a part of the modern contesting brass band in the 1960's. Brass bands are allowed a full complement of percussion, similar to that seen in an Orchestra or Symphonic Windband. This normally includes full drum kit, cymbals, bass drum, tuned instruments such as timpani, xylophone, glockenspiel, tubular bells and all the trimmings including triangles, bell trees, bongos, tambourines- the list is endless!
Brass bands usually have up to 3 percussionists. Some percussionists specialise in kit or tuned percussion and some are great all-rounders.

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