Designed as a lightweight and affordable option for light duty marching applications...

The Contender series features select All Polar shells and includes Remo drumheads. This results in a sound that is pleasantly warm, with plenty of volume and projection. All Contender Series hardware has a simple, time tested design for reliable performance and ease of maintenance. The aluminum alloy lugs are light and strong for stable tuning and dependability of performance.

Snare Drums


Bass Drums



Contender Snare Contender bass drum Contender Timp-Toms
The Contender snare drum is available in a variety of sizes to accommodate a wide range of applications and sound preferences. Whether used for the very youngest players, casual adult ensembles or anything in between there is a Contender snare that will be a perfect fit. They utilize standard crimped wire snares and a simple traditional throw off for reliable performance and easy snare replacement. Contender bass drums are available in six diameters and a choice of two shell depths to fit the needs of ensembles with varying tonal and weight requirements. This unprecedented range of options at this level opens the door for early introduction and affordable access to a set of tonal bass drums. These bass drums feature precision created basswood hoops with a matching inlay for lightweight strength and a bold finished appearance. Contender marching multi-toms sets are available in both trio and quad configurations in a medium-shallow shell depth that strikes a balance between weight and tone. Both trio and quad sets include mounting bar with universal j-hook receivers for use with a carrier. The cutaway shell design produces maximum forward projection of tone and the 1.5 mm hoops and aluminum alloy lugs provide tuning stability and strength.