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.