For the members of a junior corps, it is often difficult to carry heavy instruments. The Blue Diamonds from Nienhagen solved that problem by developing their own series of instruments: Diamond Musical Instruments.

For the members of a junior corps, it is often difficult to carry heavy instruments. The Blue Diamonds from Nienhagen solved that problem by developing their own series of instruments: Diamond Musical Instruments.

Two years ago, the board of the corps decided to replace the heavy instruments of their junior corps with lighter ones. In cooperation with Asian partners, they produced instruments including the smallest marching tuba in the world, based on a euphonium.

Other mini-instruments such as mini trumpets and lightweight mellphones have now been added. For Advendo Kids from Sneek in The Netherlands, a small sousaphone of Diamond Musical Instruments was developed, and a mini percussion series is also in the making. During the production of the instruments, the focus lies on ease of use, while the instrument must continue to maintain a good sound.

The smallest marching tuba can be seen on the field on Saturday during the debut of the Diamond Cadets in the Junior Class of the DCE European Championships in Kerkrade.