"Whether I'm touring with Yo-Yo Ma or teaching percussion at the University of Michigan and Juilliard, I always ask for and use Black Swamp snare drums. The craftsmanship of the makers—skilled artisans based in Michigan—is unfailing and unbeatable."
Joseph Gramley - Univ. of Michigan, Juilliard, Yo-Yo Ma
Concert - Orchestral - Drumset
For 25 years, Black Swamp snare drums have been the standard to which all others are measured. Taking his considerable experience as a designer, craftsman, and performer, Black Swamp Percussion founder Eric Sooy blends multiple disciplines to create snare drums that are sonically and visually superior. Designed and crafted by musicians in Michigan, USA. We have a guide entitled "Which Snare Drum Should I Buy?"
What Snare Drum Should I Buy?
We admit...there's A LOT to consider when purchasing a snare drum:
size, strainer option, personal preference, price and more. Click the link below to view our snare drum buying guide and let us help!
"Black Swamp Percussion instruments were all carefully selected to be the voices of my sound, my individual personality in music. The collection I've curated, so far, in my academic and professional careers has given me a versatility and capability that I did not know was possible or attainable. My sound is Black Swamp Percussion."
Chris Scarberry - Specialist, US Army Bands
DESIGN - CRAFT - PERFORMANCE