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Mary Poppins - International - Nick Apivor

Nick Apivor's combined set up for Mary Poppins at the Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

"As I was the only percussionist I needed to cover both percussion 1 and 2 books."


"As I was the only percussionist I needed to cover both percussion 1 and 2 books. This was a challenge so compromises needed to be made. Three triangle parts were played on one triangle, crotale parts were played on the glockenspiel, finger cymbal parts were played on a triangle. The use of electronics (MalletKAT and Roland Octapad) really helped make it possible to cover most of the cues.

This was an extremely fun show to play. The music is well written and the percussion is so integral to the show."

Yamaha Drums:
  • 20" Bass Drum
  • 14" Floor tom
  • 12" Rack tom

  • 14" Snare Drum

Sabian Cymbals:
  • 20" Ride
  • 14" Crash
  • 14" Hi-Hats
  • 10" China Splash
  • 10" Splash

  • Ludwig Concert Bass Drum
  • Deagan Glockenspiel
  • LP Bongos
  • TreeWorks Chimes
  • Meinl Headliner Chimes
  • LP Bell Tree
  • LP Granite Blocks
  • LP Cowbell
  • JCR Cowbell
  • Miller Machine with a Grover Triangle
  • Washboard
  • Saucepan (for toy drum)
  • LP Cricket
  • Spoons
  • Danmar Whip
  • LP Tambourine

  • MalletKAT with Roland Module for Xylophone, Marimba, Vibes, Tubular Bells and Tympani
  • Roland Octapad SPD 20 for Gong, Tam-Tam, Guiro, Cuica, Wind Chimes, Cabasa and Whip

December 2015