Category:            Woodwind

Ensemble/s:       Rookie Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band, Stage Band, Contemporary Program

Sound production: The saxophone uses a single reed like the clarinet. The reed vibrates when you blow through it.

Interesting Facts:

  • While it is made of brass, the saxophone is classified as a woodwind instrument because of how it is played.
  • Famous saxophonists include Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Zoot from the muppets.
  • The saxophone is a relatively new instrument, invented by Adolph Sax in the 1840s.