The Weight Is Finally Over

System Blue and Natal get in the marching game together.

​​​​The Weight is Finally Over

MISSOURI - January 2016 - System Blue and Natal Drums are proud to announce their new partnership. 2016 delivers to you the System Blue - Natal lines of both Professional and Traditional Marching Percussion. The ultra-lightweight tenor, snare, and bass Professional Drums are just the beginning in this new and exciting offering. The instruments in the Traditional Marching Percussion line are the drums and designs you have come to know and rely upon.

"This is the realization of our combined brands in the US and UK - to provide a superior product that sounds amazing and is ultra-lightweight, allowing the drummer to go the distance by reducing fatigue. Jim Marshall's life passion was drums. He would be proud of this product line and the partnership with System Blue."

Craig Glover, Marshall Brand Driector

The Professional Marching Percussion offer the newest innovation and design on the market. They are feather-light and durable with a new clean, dry voice that projects in any venue or situation. Each drum is aesthetically beautiful, eye-catching and, in a word — elegant. System Blue - Natal’s Traditional Marching Percussion series offers 6-ply birch shell drums with aluminum and wood reinforcement rings for the strength, stability, consistency and durability you’ve come to expect. Designed and tested for decades, our traditional series offers comfort, familiarity, and compatibility at the right price for your marching percussion section.

Backed by more than 100 years of combined experience and knowledge, System Blue - Natal proudly delivers the products we all have only dared to dream of. Thier team of designers have walked the very path you walk now. They are the same dedicated performers and educators that you are, and they have dreams too. You are not alone, and you never were. System Blue - Natal empowers us all to reach our greatest potential.

“Given the playing, performing, and body movement demands of of the indoor marching world, we could not be more excited about the new System Blue - Natal Professional series of carbon fiber drums,” says Sean Vega, worldwide clinician, performer, product designer, and Percussion Caption Head of RCC Indoor Percussion. “We have been waiting for a long time for drums like these to show up in the marketplace. The 30% reduction in weight alone will open up amazing new possibilities in show design. The drums have a remarkable sound both in the indoor and outdoor marching world. As the marching activities evolve, we too will evolve with products that are safe and provide the right sound for all performance stages.”

We designed System Blue - Natal’s cutting-edge, innovative products specifically for the world of pageantry. Designed, tested and approved by the marching arts’ elite. Our products elevate our ability and afford us superior sound and performance. All this while ensuring comfort and safety.

We design for your needs, because they are our needs. Together, it’s our turn.

Join us for a sneak peek at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show - January 21-24 - booth 2520.

System Blue - Natal Percussion is distributed through BAC Musical Instruments, Kansas City, MO.


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