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The Percussion section of the orchestra consists of all the instruments that you hit or shake to make a sound. There is a huge number of different instruments including drums, bells, gongs and even xylophones, earning it the title 'The Kitchen Sink Department', because everything except the kitchen sink is included.
There are many jokes about the triangle player who gets paid for a night's work when he plays a single note on the triangle. In fact, the typical percussionist has a very busy job: he or she may need to play as many as ten different instruments in a single performance. Since many of the instruments are large,Continued page 2/10