• Drum Set and Percussion Setups from Musical Theatre and More

Dennis J. Arcano - Debbie Gravitte All-Star Band

Here is Dennis performing with the Debbie Gravitte All-Star Holiday Show at Pace University. Guest stars were Norm Lewis, Don Pippin and Marc Shaiman. Dennis is playing percussion and Warren Odze is on drums.

“This is a fun little setup… with the orchestra bells front and center. (It's holiday music after all.) The bells, vibes, chimes and timpani were all rentals from Carroll Sound. The Kelon pit xylo was borrowed from a friend and the rest of the percussion instruments are my own; including a couple of tambourines and sleigh bells on a music stand off to the right of the vibes.
Other than the Miller Machines, the coolest part of this setup was the second set of sleigh bells I rigged onto a hi-hat stand (upper right photo) so I could play the sleigh bells, temple blocks, orchestra bells and xylo parts to ‘Sleighride’ at the same time! I only wish I could have caught the infamous whip crack as well, but I passed that off to our drummer”

Check out Dennis' original compositions and studio/video work on his YouTube page.