Traditional Tenor Drums

Traditional Tenor Drums

Marching tenor drums designed to be an integral part of any traditional drum corps. The all-birch shell delivers a rich, true tone that is full of character.

Key Features

  • 5.6mm, 7-ply birch shell
  • 45-degree bearing edge
  • Internally sealed
  • Flush bracing tension lug design
  • Chrome-plated hardware
  • 2.3mm triple-flange steel hoops
  • Mounted carry hook
  • Coated drumhead
  • Gloss lacquer finish
  • Additional ranges of finishes available


Steeped in British military history, Premier’s Traditional marching tenor drum feature a 5mm, 7-ply solid birch shell. Developed to exacting standards, the drums deliver a strong mid-range which cuts through the densest of musical arrangements without being overbearing. Lightweight in its design, the Traditional tenor drum is perfect for marching bands and those on parade.

Birch offers the perfect amount of volume and articulation necessary to ensure your ensemble can be heard whilst the iconic flush bracing tension lugs, a Premier ‘first’, are cast for maximum strength and ease of tensioning.

Finished in gloss lacquer, with deep chrome hardware, the Traditional tenor drum is the perfect blend of heritage and technical innovation. Built to meet specific requirements in sound, appearance and performance, the tenor drum meets superior expectations on parade and delivers ultimate reliability in the field.


  • 16" x 12"

    Tenor Drum



  • Ivory White (IWC)

  • Military Livery (RQL)