The month has arrived where everyone is getting ready to go back to school! If you are a keen musician, especially in Drums & Percussion, you'll need the right kit! The following is a list of essentials you may need when you go back this term:


Drum Sticks

In my opinion, you can never have too many varieties of drum sticks to use on your kit. We offer all common sizes of 7A, 5A and 5B sticks all for under £5! As well as leading brands like Vic Firth for those with specific tastes. You can also grab some Mallets, or Brushes to add to your collection. You can find out a little bit more on what drum sticks are right for you here.

Drum Stick Bag

With all of those drum sticks you are going to need something to put them in! The most common bags are for just sticks or a larger bag to hold mallets. They have a clip on to attach to the floor tom and will fit snugly in your bag to keep everything tidy. Alternatively, you can wear them as a shoulder case if you fancy.

Cymbal Bag

Although they may be one of the most robust items on your kit, you cymbals are classed as breakables and are often required when you are playing someone else's kit. They also define you sound and everyone has their own preference. Thus being said, you will need to look after them and keep them in good condition so that they last longer and keep a brighter tone. Best cases for taking them on the bus etc would be our soft cases however, for the best protection I would recommend a hard case.


Whether you are playing the percussion in an orchestra or rocking out in the school band you will always need to have plenty of spares just in case. For anything you may have lost over the summer holidays, make sure you are stocked up on your cymbal felts, hi-hat clutches, drum heads, and drum keys. You never know when you will need them!

If you need any advice on your percussion then please feel free to contact us at or 01283 535333 and we will be happy to help.