Welcome to the Percussion Play Blog

We hope you'll be a regular visitor as we share stories about the instruments we make and the people who play them.

This is where we share our passion for music in the great outdoors! We'll share with you details of exciting new outdoor music projects and designs from around the globe. We'll share with you information about the instruments we sell and a little about the inspiration behind them

Most importantly, this blog is about what we love to do the most - help you create new and exciting ways to bring music to the great outdoors.

Thank you for reading, visiting, commenting and contributing - we’re excited to have you here!

Joining the Buzz of National Pollinator Week (June 17-23)

As we celebrate National Pollinator Week from June 17 to 23rd, it's a great time to think about the important role that pollinators play in our ecosystem and find new ways to support their health. In addition to traditional methods, one innovative approach is to incorporate outdoor musical instruments into communal and individual green spaces. This not only enhances our gardens but also harmoniously supports our vital pollinators.

The Importance of Pollinators

Pollinators such as bees, birds, bats, and other insects are vital for the production of over 100 crops in the United States. They help plants reproduce and ensure the availability of fruits, vegetables, and nuts and contribute to diverse and resilient ecosystems.

The decline in pollinator populations due to various factors calls for immediate and innovative solutions to ensure their survival and the health of our planet's ecosystems. National Pollinator Week aims to raise awareness and encourage actions...

Meet Andy Barnes: The Newest Note in Percussion Play's Symphony of Success!

Meet our newest addition to Percussion Play, Andy Barnes, who joins our Sales and Marketing Team.

Andy, with a rich background in customer success and account management, has recently become a valuable addition to our sales team. His prior experience as a sports teacher has provided him with a unique skill set to effectively engage with children using our outdoor musical instruments.

Andy will be working closely with the entire sales team and our global network of resellers. Keep an eye out for him at industry conferences and exhibitions, as he'll be available to assist with any inquiries you might have. Don't hesitate to say hello and strike up a conversation!

Here are a few things to know about Andy...

Are you musical? If I were to answer this honestly, I’d say I am far from musical! However, do I think I can sing and play air guitar? 100%!

The best thing about our instruments is that anyone can play them, no matter their musical ability – and I’m...

Brand New Podcast 'Music Made For The Great Outdoors' Launches

Our brand new podcast, Music Made for the Great Outdoors celebrates communities embracing the benefits of creating music in outdoor settings. This series showcases the individuals, groups, and communities that have discovered and are advocating for the extraordinary benefits of outdoor musical instruments in various outdoor settings for people of all ages and abilities. Join us on this auditory journey as we discover the innovative ways in which communities across the globe are embracing the outdoors as their stage.

In our first episode, we explore how making music in the great outdoors supports our senior communities. This episode explores how one elder care community is benefiting from a music garden and delves into the impact music can have on cognition, mental health, and physical health. Doctors and researchers will explain their pioneering and latest research,...

Join Us at InterActivity 2024: Where Music Meets Museums

We're buzzing with excitement as we gear up for this year's InterActivity 2024 in Madison, Wisconsin. As the premier event organized by the Association of Children's Museums, InterActivity is the apex gathering for children's museum professionals from around the globe. This event showcases innovations within the field and fosters a vibrant community dedicated to enriching the museum experience for younger visitors.

This year, we're thrilled to be back as part of the action, bringing our unique blend of outdoor musical instruments to the conference. Our booth, #46, will be an interactive playground where we'll demonstrate the transformative power of music in museum spaces. We believe integrating musical experiences, whether indoors or outdoors, is pivotal in advancing a museum's mission, broadening its audience, and solidifying its role in the community. So, if you're attending and hear the melodic...

Percussion Play Strikes a High Note with Second Royal Enterprise Award for International Trade

Percussion Play has achieved two major milestones this month: winning the prestigious King’s Awards for Enterprise for International Trade 2024 and relocating to a state-of-the-art production facility and offices.

The company has made a significant impact with its outdoor musical instruments, increasing its international sales by over 70% in just three years. Currently, nearly 90% of its products are being used to make music outside the country. This achievement has earned the company a prestigious King's Award for Enterprise 2024 in the category of International Trade, recognizing its thriving global business.

Last week, Percussion Play was informed that His Majesty The King had approved the Prime Minister’s recommendation that they should receive the award in acknowledgment of their outstanding growth in overseas sales over the past three years. Winners must have demonstrated that their business has achieved substantial growth in overseas earnings and in commercial success (for...

Discover the Transformative Power of Music at the 2024 Senior Living Executive Conference

This year, the 2024 Senior Living Executive Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona. Spanning three days, the event will bring together the industry's brightest minds, including professionals, operators, owners, executives, and community leaders. The agenda for this year is all about inspiring change with a theme focused on rethinking, reinvigorating, and reimagining the ways we can enhance the resident experience.

In a first for the event, Percussion Play is stepping into the spotlight as an exhibitor. At booth #2625, they're doing more than just showing off their innovative outdoor musical instruments; they're inviting you to experience them firsthand. This is your chance to see, feel, and hear the difference these instruments can make, not just in your communities but in the lives of the seniors you work with every day.

Percussion Play’s presence offers a chance to explore the impactful fusion of music and nature. Whether you're a seasoned executive or just starting in the...