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Brett Beiersdorfer - Beauty and the Beast

Brett’s setup for Second Stage Production’s Beauty and the Beast at the Maria Regina School in Seaford, New York.

"One of my absolute favorite shows to play. I played this back in high school so I was familiar with the score. For this show I was the only drummer/percussionist so some of the original written instrumentation was not played. We had a keyboard player to add the bell parts. I used the LP Double Sambago Bells for both the wood block parts and the two pitched temple block part. There was also a gong part where I used a china cymbal instead. Having the Miller Machine made it so easy to hit triangle beats during songs where you’re playing a steady beat and have to hit it quick. I also used a pair of sleigh bells that the french horn player actually gave me for this show. They were little but perfect for this production. The orchestra was set up in a room next to the stage and it was a very fun show to play.”

Drums - PDP Maple Shells
  • 18”x22" Bass Drum (Evans EMAD 2 Clear batter, EMAD front
  • 8”x10" Tom (Evans Clear G2 top, Clear G1 bottom)
  • 10”x12" Tom (Evans Clear G2 top, Clear G1 bottom)
  • 12”x14" Floor Tom (Evans Clear G2 top, Clear G1 bottom)

Snare Drum - Ludwig Acrolite
  • 5”x14" Black Galaxy (Evans Power Center Reverse Dot top, Hazy 300 snare side)

  • Zildjian 14" K/Z Special Hi-Hats
  • Zildjian 20" ZBT Ride
  • Paiste 16" Alpha Crash
  • Sabian 16" AAX China
  • Sabian 10" B8 Splash

  • LP Double Sambago Bell
  • LP Rock Cowbell
  • RhythmTech Tambourine
  • Mini Sleigh Bells
  • TreeWorks Chimes
  • TreeWorks 6" Triangle (with the Miller Machine)