Category: Woodwind

Ensembles: Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band

Sound Production: The oboe uses a double reed, which vibrates when you play it.

Interesting facts:

  • The oboe is descended from an instrument known as the shawm that dates from about 2800 B.C in the Middle East.
  • The oboe often plays expressive music
  • Famous oboe solos include the Swan lake, Gabriel’s Oboe from The Mission and Across the Stars from Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones