STOP PRESS:  We have had a communication glitch!  The latest contest newsletter said that there are photos of the percussion gear on this website, which was not the case.  As we have had a number of queries about this we have taken some photos of the A&B grade instruments and posted them here.  Unfortunately the C&D grade instruments are already in transit from Christchurch so we are not able to arrange photos.

All supplied percussion will be available for percussionists to trial on Thursday 20th April at the Air Force Band Room, 23 Wigan Street, Te Aro.  Please contact Denis Spurdle at to book a time between 8.30am and 5.30pm.

The contest committee would like to extend its sincere thanks to the Royal New Zealand Air Force Band for providing the A & B Grade percussion, and the New Zealand Army Band for providing the C, D & Youth Grade percussion.

The following percussion will be made available for all bands to use on stage:


Instrument Make Model
Marimba Bergerault 4 Octave
Xylophone Yamaha YX350A
Vibraphone Yamaha YV2700
Concert Bass Drum Adams 36”
Chimes Adams
Concert Snare Drum Pearl Philharmonic Brass 14x6.5"
Timpani x 4 Yamaha TP 7223/7225/7229/7232
Timpani seat Roc 'N' Soc
Tam-tam Wuhan 40"
Traps tables X 4 Adams
Crash Cymbal & Stand Sabian 20" HH French Orchestral
Glockenspiel & Stand Musser M646
Suspended Cymbals Zildjian 20" suspended
PA Speaker, mixer ,digital player for A Grade Test

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Concert Bass Drum

Concert Snare Drum

Timpani x 4


Traps tables x 3

Suspended cymbals


Crash cymbal and stand

Tam Tam