The Pearl Competitor Marching Snare Drum has an 8-ply mahogany shell rich in upper harmonics for enhanced presence. 2.3mm steel hoops are lightweight with great strength and durability. High-tension FFX aluminum alloy edge ring allows super-high-pitched Kevlar heads to be installed. Lever action strainer operates smoothly and positively. Micro-fine adjustment of snare/head contact assures sensitive snare response. 12-strand synthetic gut snares are both sensitive and powerful. Light weight makes it suitable for all age groups. Pure White or Midnight Black covering are durable finishes that complements any uniform.