Mallet Percussion instruments include the Marimba, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Glockenspiel (Bells) and Concert Chimes. Within a school music program, mallet keyboards have multiple functions. For concert band use, the full range of products have a significant involvement in contemporary concert band literature. Orchestral music often times requires very specialized uses of xylophones and chimes. A jazz band may feature the classic sounds of the vibes. And maybe most importantly, today’s modern marching band will be outfitted with a full ensemble of mallet keyboards, often times recruiting other instrumentalists to double on these important instruments. Made popular by the ongoing evolution of marching bands everywhere, the front ensemble is made up of all types and sizes of mallet keyboards, usually incorporating up to 30 students. After the fall marching band season is completed, these students will often continue their mallet keyboard performance by being part of an ‘indoor drumline’ which will focus only on the marching drums and front ensemble instruments. The Woodwind & Brasswind carries today’s top brands including Adams, Yamaha, Musser, Deagan and more. While you’re here, check out the latest in tuned percussion technology from Wernick and Aluphone. WWBW is also your source for the best prices and selection of Concert Keyboard Mallets and Mallet Bags.