percussion section

noun

: the group of musicians who play percussion instruments in a band or orchestra

Examples of percussion section in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire percussion section was on point, with lively xylophones scampering over a trap kit, adding lots of unexpected timbral pop. Michael Andor Brodeur, Washington Post, 21 Mar. 2024 The solo cello drums a duet with drummer in the percussion section, and that brings on a riot of metal. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 30 May 2023 Ensembles are composed of a percussion section that includes two or more drums called barriles de bomba (bomba barrels), a maraca (an instrument first made by Taínos using a higuera tree) and a cuá (stick drum) made from a hollow bamboo log. Javier E. Piñero, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 May 2023

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“Percussion section.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/percussion%20section. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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