Third Coast Percussion
Sean Connors is an ensemble member and Technical Director of Third Coast Percussion. He has performed with Amphion Percussion, the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, eighth blackbird, the International Contemporary Ensemble, Signal, and Metropolis Ensemble, and he was the percussionist for 2 summers with the prestigious Aspen Music Festival Contemporary Ensemble.
As an educator, Sean served for 2 years as assistant professor of percussion at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, and taught elementary school and middle school music in the Chicago suburbs.
Sean holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music.
Third Coast's Gear
Pearl Snare Drums
14" x 5" Philharmonic (Wood & Black)
14” x 6.5” Philharmonic
14" x 5" Master’s Custom
14” x 6.5" Export Series, Silver
Pearl/Adams Concert Percussion
28" Philharmonic Concert Bass Drum (PBA2814)
32" Concert Bass Drum
Vision Toms (16”, 14”, 13”, 12”, 10”), SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade
22" Vision Kick Drum, SST Birch Ply Shell, Light Brown/Dark Fade
16" Export Series Tom
Adams Bass Drum
Primero Pro Series Bongos, Blonde
12" Primero Pro Series Conga
12" Primero Pro Series Tumba
5.0 Octave Robert Van Sice Artist Classic Marimba
Artist Vibraphone, Silver Bars (Low F)
Pearl Accessories & Hardware
P2000C Kick Drum Pedals
D1500S Roadster Drum Throne
S930 Snare Stand
S900 Snare Stand
S1030 Snare Stand
S830 Snare Stand
BC930 Boom Stand
BC930S Boom Stand
T1030 Tom Stand
T930 Tom Stand
H900 Hi-Hat Stand
H830 Hi-Hat Stand
700 Series Bongo Stand
PMBDL3 Bass Drum Legs
Philharmonic Solid Maple
The Philharmonic PHM snare drum is painstakingly hand-formed from a single ply of fully aged prime Maple to achieve the pinnacle of concert snare drum attack response, dynamic capability, and tonal color in one instrument. Truly professional quality - only from Pearl.
Philharmonic 6-Ply Maple
From the lightest touch to the thickest rolls, Philharmonic 6-ply 100% Maple shell snare drums deliver the power to be heard, with a dark, full tonal response that has become the preferred sound of orchestras and artists around the world. Maple is the ideal choice for a concert snare drum due to its range of frequency response and warmth in sound quality. Our exclusively manufactured 7.5mm 6-ply 100% Maple wood shells have a smooth even texture that remains durable under a wide range of conditions and accepts a variety of rich lustrous finishes. This highly respected acoustic wood offers a wide dynamic range and a well-balanced overtone response. Full-bodied low frequencies, with an even balance of high and mid-tones, have made this shell the all-around accepted premium material in the acoustic drum industry.
Export Series Snare Drums
The Pearl Export Series 14"x5.5" Snare Drum features all the essential elements to fuel the fire for future drumming icons.
Pearl's Philharmonic Series Concert Bass Drums offer a warmer and darker sound than maple and birch. The naturally warm frequency response of the 6-ply African Mahogany shells makes PBA Bass Drums the ultimate concert performance instruments.
Concert Series Bass Drums were designed to meet the need for a great sounding, well constructed Bass Drum to fit within any school's budget. Full-bodied projection and sustain make the Concert Series Bass Drum the perfect choice for the stage or the field.
Concert Bass Drums
Constructed of the highest quality Mahogany for incredible warmth and low-end response, Adams Bass Drums are the definitive orchestral bass drum. From a multi-percussion setup, to the back of the orchestra, to the 50-yard line, Adams Bass Drums can power any genre of music. Adams Bass Drums produce a deep, full, resonant tone that only Mahogany can provide. From the 28”x18” to the 70”x22”, each drum is finished in clear lacquer and comes standard with 2” wide hoops, Remo Fiberskyn III heads, and the Adams Suspended Bass Drum Stand to allow for a range of height adjustments for a wide range of playing situations.
Primero Pro Series
Pearl’s ever popular Primero Pro Bongos are designed with professional features and even include the same Contour Crown rims found on Pearl's Elite Series bongos. Contour Crown rims feel softer under your hands due to their curved shape. Primero Pro Bongos deliver profession features at an affordable price and are available in your choice of Thai Oak or fiberglass shells.
In 2011 Pearl introduced the original Travel Congas and the portability of congas was changed forever. Rather than the traditional 28” height of a conga, Pearl’s Travel Congas features 3.5” deep wood shells that deliver maximum portability and sound. Like traditional congas they utilize stave construction and feature real size Quinto (11"), Conga (11.75") and Tumba (12.5") heads. Tuning the Remo Symmetry heads is effortless with five precision Allen tuning bolts and the included wrench. The shell is finished in #510 Caramel Brown. Matching Travel Bongos are also available.
Travel Conga Stand
Pearl offers two generations of Travel Conga Stands, the original and an updated model introduced in 2020, specifically designed to work with the second generation of Travel Congas. Travel Conga Stands provide a solid foundation for your drums and the Stand Bridge prevents multiple stands from creeping during performance. The stands includes a travel bag with shoulder strap, making your stand as portable as the Travel Congas.
Our wood and synthetic fiber Claves produce a cutting clave sound and, unlike traditional Rosewood designs, never shift in pitch and are virtually indestructible. Choose from Chin Chan wood, Bamboo or fiberglass claves.
Adams Artist Series Marimbas, with their durable yet beautiful black tolex-wrapped rails and end pieces, are manufactured with the highest levels of craftsmanship and quality materials to meet and exceed the demands of today's top marimba virtuosos. Only the finest aged Honduras Rosewood is considered for the keyboard which is then tuned via the Alpha Tuning Method producing not only the perfect fundamental note but the perfect harmonic structure throughout the upper register. The resonators found on all Artist Series Marimbas are structurally welded for the utmost in strength and isolation from mechanical noises. Each structurally welded resonator tube is carefully designed to amplify the fundamental note and give you maximum volume, sustain and clarity. Lower register resonators are tunable and each resonator system is mounted on a rubber isolation system to ensure the maximum resonance and eliminate all possible mechanical noise.
Adams Concert Vibraphones feature precision graduated bars in either Anodized Silver or Gold, along with the durability and stability players demand in the studio and in the clubs. The Concert Series Vibe is available with either the Voyager or Endurance Field Frame and features black tolex covered rails and end caps, making a distinct impression on stage or in the home. The instrument’s 12-volt motor runs safely on 110 or 220-volt power with the special converting power adaptor, completely eliminating the possibility of any electrical hazard. Clean mounted controls allow the player to choose whether the fans stop in either the open or closed position. The motor speed is fully adjustable from 25 to 150 rpm with intuitive fader control. A newly advanced, foot-operated precision dampening mechanism allows both damper and rail height adjustments, allowing each player to custom configure the feel of the instrument to their exact playing style. The damper also utilizes a new supreme quality felt material to achieve truly silent damping. An optional Long Pedal Extension Accessory converts the swivel pedal to a full-length pedal board.
Following three years of exhaustive research and development, Pearl’s professional Roadster thrones have been updated to give drummers the right support where it is needed most. The difference lies in each Multi-Core throne top. Using multiple layers of varied density foam that wrap around the surface of the cushion, Multi-Core’s ergonomic design and computer-tempered surface provides support to ease joint pressure during long sessions. Models include the D3500 Multi-Core saddle-style throne (available solo or with a fully adjustable backrest,) round cushion Multi-Core models with shaping peaks to ease pressure, and the revolutionary D1500TGL Trilateral Gas Lift throne, which delivers the feel of both round and saddle cushions depending on how they are mounted by the drummer. The D1500S Throne will adjust to the lowest seated position of any current Roadster model.
The central voice of the drum kit is the snare, and Pearl's 1030 Series Snare Stand provides the most versatile platform for it available. Advancements such as Air Suspension Rubber Tips, Butterfly Nut basket adjustment, Trident Tripod base, and fully expandable basket not only put the drum where you want it, but help improve its sound as well. An absolute necessity for the professional drummer.
Solid Support. Infinite Adjustment. Pearl Reliability. The S830 Double Braced Snare stand creates a solid foundation for the student player's primary drumming voice.
The award-winning Pearl BC930 Uni-Lock Cymbal Boom Stand is built for full-impact durability and support in practically any gigging situation.
Pearl's BC930S Single Braced Boom Cymbal Stand is durable, light weight cymbal support built for the on-the-go gigging drummer.
From Pearl's premium, tour-grade hardware range, the T1030 Double Tom Stand features two separate Gyro-Lock tom holders for infinite angle adjustability. Each is attached to the stand with a removable 3-way ADP30 clamp, allowing independent height and angle positioning. The main Trident Tripod features insulated pipe joints for rock-solid height settings and silent stability.
The T930 Tom Stand features outstanding stability with a double braced base, but also with the TH900S Uni-Lock tom arm for 180 degree infinitely adjustable tom positioning. The T930 is a member of the MIPA award-winning 900 Series Hardware family. Included are (2) TH900S Tom Holders and (1) ADP-30 Adapter.
Triple the efficiency of your hardware with the Pearl The ADP30 Three Way Adapter Clamp. With three expandable Quick Release clamps, it securely attaches to any stand for mounting two additional tom, cymbal, or accessory mounting arms with ease.
Featuring a Demon-inspired extended footboard, the Pearl H830 Hi-Hat Stands is an exceptionally sturdy, lightweight mounting solution for the student or advancing player.
700/900 Series Bongo Stands
Pearl's 700/900 Series Bongo Stands are made to fit virtually any size bongos in a single braced, light weight embodiment. Each stand features a tilting function for accurate placement of your bongos. The wide tripod base provides a solid foundation and easily fits with any conga stands.