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Ev-entz head to Cheltenham to offer some great tips on potential winners

The team from Ev-entz will be on hand all weekend to offer insider knowledge on how to make the most of the percussion on stage and how to bag a bargain...

  The Ev-entz team will be heading to Cheltenham to offer help and advice and meet new friends...

The team from Ev-entz is looking forward to meeting up with plenty of old and new friends and customers at this weekend's Cheltenham National Finals.

Expert advice and tips

Once again the leading hire company is providing top of the range percussion equipment for players to perform on — and will also be on hand to offer over 35 years of expert advice and tips on how to use it.

Players will be able to get their hands on an extensive list of percussion, including industry leading Yamaha instruments such as the 500R Xylophone, YH-250D Glockenspiel and the KCH500 Tubular Bells.

Once again the leading hire company is providing top of the range percussion equipment for players to perform on — and will also be on hand to offer over 35 years of expert advice and tips on how to use it4BR

Test the timps

Off stage in the warm up room the Ev-entz team will be providing timpani from the same set provided on stage for percussion teams to familiarize themselves with the simple balanced spring action system.

Tom on hand

All that and they will also have a fantastic selection of percussion and brass instruments at their trade stand over the weekend, with Cory principal cornet Tom Hutchinson on hand as their brass instrument specialist to answer enquiries and questions.

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