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!
American Camp Association Blog Shares How Making Music Outdoors Can Benefit People of All Abilities
The American Camp Association (ACA) is a community of camp professionals who have joined together for over 100 years to share their knowledge and experience. The mission of the ACA is to enrich the lives of all children, youth, and adults through camp experiences. Their membership is as diverse as the children who participate, and the association strongly believes that these camp experiences are essential to every child’s growth and education. They promote inclusive camp communities that are open and promote equity across a diversity of ideas, experiences, perspectives, and voices.
This month, the ACA focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion in its online and printed magazine and blog. Summer camp can be a great equalizer, giving all campers a chance to pick up essential life skills often not taught in their communities. At many camps, children from diverse backgrounds forge lifelong friendships, develop a deep connection with and respect for nature and learn to work as teams to...
Percussion Play Returns to Holiday Park and Resort Innovation, Birmingham, NEC,UK
The Holiday Park & Resort Innovation Show held on 2 & 3 Nov 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham is the ultimate event for any holiday park or professional to source the latest products, services, inspiration, and advice they need to take their business to the next level.
Located on Stand Number HP232, we will be exhibiting new products and our most popular instruments for you to come and play. We’re delighted to be exhibiting again this year and would like to offer all of our interested readers complimentary tickets to attend the show.
So, why not come along if you own or run a holiday park, leisure or theme park, family attraction, playground, activity center, play area, or farm attraction? As Europe’s most significant event in the leisure and hospitality industry, the show is an unmissable opportunity for those within this sector to expand their industry knowledge, obtain expert advice on the latest trends and products, and receive exclusive offers from leading...
Register for the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference
After a 2-year absence, Percussion Play is delighted to return to the 2022 NRPA Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, from September 20–22!
There is no better place to sharpen your skill set and grow professionally than the NRPA Annual Conference. Join fellow park and recreation professionals for energetic networking activities, dozens of inspirational education sessions, and the chance to scope out the most innovative products and services in parks and recreation. Learn More and Register Now.
We are making music at booth #1535 - come along and say hi!
Families Invited to Make Music in Sesame Place Seaworld, San Diego
Sesame Place San Diego is SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment’s newest theme park and is the only one on the West Coast based entirely on the iconic show Sesame Street.
The theme park is full of immersive experiences, and guests are offered the chance to use their imagination and practice their musical skills on the various chimes and bells in Rosita’s Harmony Hills - a brightly colored, soft play area where kids can try different tune combinations and make music on the various Percussion Play instruments.
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Percussion Play Adds Dedicated Quality Inspector to Growing Team
Quality is a #1 priority for Percussion Play. Hence, we recently added Charlie Corbett to the team as our dedicated Quality Inspector. Reporting to the Production Manager, Charlie will focus on surpassing quality objectives for all existing products plus any new instruments brought to market. His dedicated role will help ensure our reputation for producing consistently high-quality outdoor musical instruments is maintained as we continue to grow.
Anyone who sees and plays one of our products will quickly learn that quality is what separates us from our competitors. We strive to meet and exceed all customer requirements and expectations to provide on-time delivery of defect-free, precision-tuned, outdoor musical instruments. As we continue to invest in quality assurance initiatives and resources, our commitment to continuous improvement means great value is placed on teamwork, training, and prevention-oriented processes across all aspects of the company operations.
Charlie will inspect...
Percussion Play Co-Founder is Named UK Export Champion
Following the 2021 Queen’s Award for Enterprise for International Trade, in acknowledgment of its outstanding growth in overseas sales over the past three years, Percussion Play is proud to announce that its co-founder has been chosen to champion international trade.
Robin Ashfield, who Co-Founded Percussion Play over 13 years ago, has been invited to become an Export Champion by the Department for International Trade (DIT) primarily due to the company's continued success in exporting worldwide.
Robin, Sales & Marketing Director, comments on the appointment, “Being recognized for our work in flying the flag for UK-made products is a testament to our drive over the last year 13 years to building a truly international business. As the world leader in the manufacture of outdoor musical instruments, I hope to inspire and support other SME businesses like us to become world-leading in their sector too.”
As Export Champion, Robin will support DIT’s ambition to inspire and encourage...