Slagwerkensemble Appingedam The Percussion Ensemble consists of a friendly and enthusiastic group, about 20 people from Appingedam and the surrounding area. In addition to the Percussion Ensemble, there is also a youth ensemble and the Melodic Ensemble. For making music, all possible percussion instruments are used, such as xylophone, marimba and tubular bells, drum set, timpani, bongo and other percussion instruments. The Percussion Ensemble has been led by Martijn Oostra since October 2017. The ensemble plays very varied music: classical, pop arrangements and modern percussion music. For special concerts and competitions, guest soloists are requested on, for example, flute, saxophone and vocals.