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The snare drum is a small instrument with a very unique sound. It sits on a stand so you can strike the top of the drum with wooden drumsticks. A web of wires called snares are tightly stretched across the bottom of the instrument, giving the drum its famous rattling sound.

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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