A more technical name for 'the person who plays percussion'. Stereotypically male, but the females shud never b underestimated. Percussion instruments include (but are not limited to) Glockenspiel, Marimba, Xylophone, timbalis, kettle drums, timpanis, crashed cymbals, tambourine, bongos, congas, granite blocks, drum kit. Although some people think that guitars and keyboards are percussion, they are NOT. Keyboards, guitars, and bass are part of the rhythm section of a band, but not part of the percussion section. Drum kit is counted as a percussion instrument. The percussionist(s) is/are usually the coolest section in the band.
Flortist: Hey look at that percussionist, he's very rhythmic isn't he?
Pianist: You just think he's fit/
Male Flortist: Oh yeth darling, he's truly marvellous
Pianist: He is good though. What would we do without him?
Percussionist: Well if I left, there's always the hot female percussionist who could take my place
Note: Female percussionists although rarer than male, are always hot. And when I say always, I pretty much mean, always.