Our uniquely shaped and hand crafted drums provide superior sound quality and ease of use. They are the invention of a seasoned Percussionist and Teacher.

ErgoSonic® Percussion, LLC was founded in 2010 by life-long music educator and percussionist Ken Turner. After years of working with bands comprised of students of all ages and drum corps throughout the country, Turner tired of the constraints posed by conventional marching bass drums, and developed the ErgoSonic® Marching Bass Drum, a solution that greatly expands the tuning capabilities of the drum, makes movement/marching easier, and offers performers the opportunity to use the same matched grip vertical stroke used on other percussion instruments.

Ken Turner, Founder and President

Today’s snare and tenor drums are extremely advanced—they’re like rocket ships compared to the drums of 30 years ago—but we’re still playing John Philip Sousa’s bass drum. The ErgoSonic Adjustable Angled Shell Marching Bass Drum helps to close this gap, bringing the technology up-to-date and providing superior playing and marching benefits. And perhaps most importantly, ErgoSonic makes the bass drum a more rewarding and meaningful musical experience.
— Ken Turner

About ErgoSonic's® Founder and President

Awards & Achievements

  • 6 time GRAMMY Signature School award Presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences  to Johnson City Central School district

  • 5 time “100 Best Communities in America for Music Education” award presented by Music for All, the Music Educators National Conference (MENC) and the National School Boards Association (NSBA) to Johnson City Central School district

Positions Held

  • Director of Music and Fine Arts, Johnson City Central Schools, Johnson City, NY—27 Years.
  • Member of the National Advisory Board for the Partners in Education Program at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC—4 years
  • Adjudicator for BOA/Music for All Grand National Championships
  • Member of DCI Rules Committee
  • Drum Corp International (DCI) Chief Judge and Judge Administrator—4 years
  • Drum Corp International (DCI) Brass Caption Chairman—4 years
  • Member of DCI Task Force
  • Member of Drum Corps 2000 Strategic Planning Committee
  • Clinician and adjudicator for Marching in Okayama Festival and the Drum Corps Japan Championships
  • Music and Brass Caption Chairman for the New York Federation of Contest Judges (NYFCJ), Drum Corps East (DCE) and Drum Corps Associates (DCA)
  • Board member for the BC Pops Orchestra in Binghamton, NY
  • Charter member of the Apalachin Grenadiers Junior Drum and Bugle Corps
  • Marching member of the Grenadiers —10 years
  • Brass section arranger/instructor for the Grenadiers —9 years
  • Band Director grades 4-12 in the Tioga Central School District in Tioga Center, New York —10 years
  • Arranger, instructor, program coordinator and consultant for:
    • Apalachin/Southern Tier Grenadiers Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Empire State Express Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Etobicoke-Oakland Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Bayonne Bridgemen Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Empire Statesmen Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps
    • Johnson City, NY, High School Band
    • Hackettstown, NJ, High School Band
    • East Syracuse Minoa, NY, High School Band
    • Montrose, PA, High School Band
    • New Hartford, NY, High School Band
    • Green Valley, NV, High School Band
    • Jamestown, NY, High School Band
    • Penn-Trafford, PA, High School Band
    • West Milford, NJ, High School Band
    • Woodland Park, CO High School Band
    • Schenectady, NY High School Band

Contact Us: 
Ken.Turner@ErgoSonicPercussion.com           (607) 624-2771          1420 Marshland Rd. Apalachin, NY 13732          © ErgoSonic Percussion 2013. All rights reserved.