Category:        Woodwind

Ensemble:       Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band

Sound Production: Played by blowing across the mouthpiece

Interesting Facts:

  • The piccolo is played the same as a flute but is an octave higher in pitch
  • There is usually only one piccolo player in an ensemble
  • Some of the most famous piccolo parts can be found in Beethoven’s Egmont ov and in John Phillip Sousa’s march The Stars and Stripes Forever.
  • The piccolo was originally designed for military bands to make the flute parts more prominent.
  • The piccolo is the most highly pitched instrument of all the woodwinds.