Your 11-year old plays snare in his school band. He complains that his drum kit case is too big and too heavy to carry back and forth to school. Is there a better option for him? Yes.
The standard beginner drum kit includes a snare drum, bells, a practice pad, stands, sticks, mallets, books and music stand – all packed into a 28″ h x 13″w x 9 “d case. It’s a great way to store his equipment at home, but it’s way more than he needs for school. Try Humes & Berg ‘s Tuxedo line of cases. For around $50, they offer a lightweight snare case that includes backpack style straps and a front pocket big enough for sticks and stand.
We also found (for about the same price) a similar model with wheels at The Woodwind and Brasswind site.