Similar to our Passista memberships, our Bateria membership includes fortnightly training at Backbone (the home of Unidos de Brisbane, located in East Brisbane), as well as discounted entry into all parties, and free entry into our annual Carnaval parade. It also includes your bateria shirt and other performance opportunities that may arise. Like our passistas, there is an annual fee of $260 that goes towards purchasing and maintaining our drums and other association costs.
Members are required to have some drumming experience, as this does not include instrument lessons. If you wish to learn how to drum, we have a fantastic associated school, DNA Percussion, who run samba drumming courses for all levels.
At training, you will work with our Mestre de Bateria, Remko, to master the rhythms of the school, and learn to play as a precise unit. Trainings are every second Sunday, from 5 till 7pm.
Instrument positions within the bateria will be determined by the Mestre. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come along to one of our trainings (see our Facebook page for details) if you would like to be part of our bateria!