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The bass drum is a large, hollow drum with two drumheads. It hangs in a stand so you can strike the drumhead on either side. The drum is typically played with a large, padded mallet. Because of its size, the bass drum creates a deep, booming sound when played.

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Brian Mount

Principal Percussion, Friends of the Minnesota Orchestra Chair

Kevin Watkins


Jason Arkis

Associate Principal Timpani, Associate Principal Percussion, Opus Chair