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The Instruments

5th Grade Students will get to choose between Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, and Percussion. Scroll down to learn more about each instrument.
 
For information on how to get an instrument, see: Getting an Instrument

Flute

The flute is the only woodwind instrument in our band that doesn’t use a reed. The flute’s sound comes from blowing air …

Clarinet

The clarinet is a single reed woodwind instrument. The type of clarinet we use is a B-flat clarinet, but there are many …

Saxophone

The alto saxophone is a single reed woodwind instrument invented in the 1800s by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax. Other common saxophones …

Trumpet

With its bright tone, the trumpet is an important part of many styles of music, including classical, jazz, blues, soul, funk, salsa, …

Trombone

The trombone is one of the oldest instruments in use today, and has changed very little since its invention in the 1400s. …

Percussion

Percussionists are unique members of the band for several reasons. First of all, percussion instruments are the only instruments in the band …