What is CP+B?

Founded in 2014, Capitol Percussion + Backline Rentals (CP+B) is a rental company that provides high-quality musical instruments, related stage essentials, technical support, and rehearsal facilities to entertainment venues, arts organizations, and artists throughout the greater Washington DC/Baltimore region and up the East Coast. Offering customer pickup, delivery, and worldwide shipping, we can get you whatever you need, wherever you need it.


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When our clients are happy, we’re happy!

As a UK musician coming over to the US to play a tour, the most challenging aspect is knowing what kind of gear you’re going to get. As a DW endorsee, they sent us to Capitol Percussion, and we hit the jackpot. Jauvon is perhaps the most professional equipment provider I’ve ever encountered (and I’m not just saying that, I mean it). The gear was impeccable, perfectly tuned, and in solid cases. During rehearsals, I needed to change a few items, and Jauvon had one of his chaps down on three separate occasions to make sure it was all taken care of. At the end of the tour, he even arranged for the gear to be picked up from the venue in New York City. The next time I’m back in the States on tour, there is only one person I’m going to be calling.

Gordy Marshall

Drummer, The Moody Blues

Capitol Percussion is the only way to go. The quality of the instruments, especially keyboard/mallet instruments, is excellent. The percussion is in pristine condition. All auxiliary items (mallets, stands, etc.) were great. Drums are available in all sizes and every brand. CP will meet all of your needs. You won’t be disappointed.

Warren Wolf

Vibraphonist, SFJAZZ Collective

Working with Capitol Percussion as The Clarice’s exclusive provider for backline has been nothing short of a pleasure. Their competitive pricing, impeccable customer service, equipment quality, and unmatched expertise are what put them above the rest. Jauvon and his team provide personalized customer service, no matter the size of the job. The CP team will work quickly and efficiently to solve any issue without hesitation. If I’m ever asked for a recommendation for a backline provider in the DC region, I would resoundingly suggest Capitol Percussion!

Kara Wharton

Production Manager, The Clarice, University of Maryland

Capitol Percussion is just a pleasure to work with. We recently needed tons of high quality percussion instruments for a week-long recording session in Virginia and they were able to cover all of our needs with exceptional efficiency, quality and service. Our third album will feature most of their instruments! They communicated clearly and were able to offer us the most competitive price around. Looking forward to doing business with them again. 5 stars!

Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

GRAMMY nominated percussion ensemble