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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