snare drum

  • Background information on the snare drum:


    The snare drum is part of the percussion family.  It has wires (or snares) which vibrate against the lower head of the drum.  Snare drum parts are usually the most complex of the percussion section. Students who play the snare drum must have an excellent sense of the beat. They carry a lot of responsibility in the band.

    Snare players also learn to play other percussion instruments including the bass drum, triangle, cymbals timpani.

    Here are the snare drums that the Gates Chili music department recommends:

    •  Yamaha 255 10 lug snare drum and snare drum stand
    • 10 lug snare drums by Pearl or Ludwig and snare drum stand


    • Vic Firth SD 1 sticks  - NO OTHER STICKS,  PLEASE!


    The school is providing the lesson book.



    Percussion shopping list

    • Vic Firth SD1 drum sticks.
    • Snare Drum Pad
    • A music stand.

    Cadance Music, Buffalo Road, 247-8690.


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