With a decent complement of side drummers and our new bass drummer settling in nicely, we’re turning our attention to filling the last spaces in our drums corps – the tenor section.
A good competition tenor drummer tends to play simple patterns that flow around the main bass beat, picking out key melodic lines and augmenting the pipe tune. On top of this they also provide visual flair, with flourishing patterns that help to fill the spaces between the individual tenor parts.
There’s a lot of crossover with other types of bands, so it doesn’t matter if you don’t have a pipe band background – if you have experience in any kind of marching band, perhaps a samba band, or even a majorette troupe, there are elements that will apply to us.
The key to a great mid-section sound is variety, with multiple tuned drums creating an interweaving melodic line. This basically means that you can never have too many tenor drummers!
For an idea of how some of the very best bands do it, click here. (Unfortunately the tenor sound is quite low and hasn’t been picked up by the mic)
Purchased new in 2007, we’re looking to find a new home(s) for our Andante Reactor snares. We now have 4 available.
They’ve served us extremely well over the years, helping the drum corps to several 1st place trophies, and giving us a consistently good sound without having to endlessly re-tune and tweak every time they come out of their cases.
Full listing info is below, please get in touch if you’re interested or spread the word if you know of a band on the lookout for a great set of drums.
4x Andante Reactor Snare Drums
£1,000 – Essex, UK
Purchased new in 2007. Black woodgrain and silver metalwork.
We’ve been well pleased with our Andantes (we’ve already upgraded to next gen reactors), a doddle to tune and they hold it well when set. All have Andante top (core-tec) and bottom heads.
The usual minor cosmetic scuffs you’d expect but they’ve been well looked after over 12 competition seasons, and helped us to plenty of 1st place drum corps trophies.
Ideally we’ll sell as one lot, but open to selling individually (£250 each).
Sold WITHOUT harnesses and cases.
Buyer to pay for delivery. Depending on location we may be able to help arrange this.