At the back of the band is our “engine room” – the rhythm section!
The rhythm section consists of percussion and string or electric bass. The bass often doubles with the tubas, but doesn’t really fit into the brass family, so they become part of the rhythm section.
Our percussionists play everything from drumkit and timpani to mallet percussion and all the weird and wonderful auxiliary percussion (more cowbell!!!) The percussion section also work hard on the march, with helping the band stay in time and in step. Throughout a parade the drums never stop!