Stick & Mallet Packs for Beginning Band and Beyond
Welcome back to the Chops blog. Today we’re going to cover the different options available for stick and mallet packs. There are great options for starting a young percussionist, as well as expanded packs for the intermediate student. These sticks and mallets should last for many years and can be used at every level (beginner, intermediate, high school and college). Our recommendations include packs from Vic Firth and Innovative Percussion. Both make great quality products you can trust. The only difference is what’s included in the packs. A young percussionist should start with one of these packs, then add to it as they progress through their percussion education.
I’ve broken the packs down into four categories: Basic packs, Core packs, Intermediate packs, and Expanded Core packs.
Basic packs include the minimum supplies every young percussionist needs:
- Concert Snare Drum Sticks
- Plastic Mallets for Bells and Xylophone
- Rubber Mallets for Bells, Xylophone, Marimba and Vibes
- Stick Bag
RECOMMENDED BASIC PACKS: