The Meriden Public Schools Music Department has adopted a new philosophy concerning the education of our percussion students. All percussion students receive a percussion education rather than just a drumming education. By this, we mean that all percussion students will receive training in both drums and mallets. Due to this change, all students will be required to purchase or rent a percussion combo kit. The two options are listed below. Area music stores have these for rental or purchase. you can also purchase these items from vendors online. Please see your music teacher for details, store recommendations or online recommendations.