The Flute is the smallest of the beginner instruments. It is a very popular selection each year, but only a small portion of the those wishing to play Flute will be selected.
ClarinetClarinet Audio Sample
TrumpetTrumpet Audio Sample
The trumpet is the smallest member of the brass family. The sound on trumpet is produced by buzzing into a small mouthpiece.
TromboneTrombone Audio Sample
PercussionPercussion Audio Sample
Just because you are always tapping on things does not mean you are a natural percussionist (drummer). In fact, the percussion section is the most select, hand-picked section of the band. Only students with the highest grades, lowest discipline problems, backgrounds in piano lessons, and extremely high gross and fine motor skills will be considered for percussion.
ViolinViolin Audio Sample
The Violin is the smallest of the string instruments. The sound is produced by drawing a bow across the strings. Students who choose violin will need to work with their instructor to determine the appropriate size instrument. Students with good musical ears should consider violin or viola.
ViolaViola Audio Sample
The Viola is slightly larger than the violin. Like the violin, sound is produced by the drawing the bow across one of the four strings or by plucking the string with a finger. Students who choose viola will need to work with their instructor to determine the appropriate size instrument. Students with good musical ears should consider violin or viola.
BassBass Audio Sample
The String Bass (pronounced like ‘base”) is the largest member of the string family. Other names for this instrument include the bass viol, the stand-up bass or frequently simply the bass. Like the other string instruments, sound is produced by drawing a bow across the strings or by plucking the strings. Since the bass is the largest of the string instruments, it is also the lowest.