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Drums and piccolo competition

A very important pre-season event is the official drumming and piccolo competition. 

Three weeks before Fasnacht, the mainly younger participants take part in an animated but serious competition in front of a panel of strict judges and a big audience. 

Imagine the prestige attached to becoming piccolo or drum «king» or «queen» of Basel for a whole year!

This competition is organised in an alternating system by four cliques under the patronage of the Comité.

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