Category:            Woodwind

Ensembles:         Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band

Sound Production: The bassoon uses a double reed, which vibrates when you blow through it.

Interesting Facts:

  • Historically, the bassoon enabled expansion of the range of woodwind instruments into lower registers. Performers use the bass clef.
  • The modern bassoon plays an important role in the orchestra due to its versatility and wide range.
  • The German for bassoon is fagotte which means a bundle of sticks