What instrument do you want to play?
It's often said the player doesn't choose the instrument rather the instrument choose the player. Just as we all have our own unique personalities, so do the various instruments. Sometimes the player just knows what they want to play and for other it takes a while to figure it out. So don't be in a hurry if your not sure. You should speak to your band director and ask to try out a few different instruments, or you can come and see us and we can let you play the instruments and help you make your decission.
it's also a great idea to know what the various instrumens look and sound like. Below you will find links to all the instruments we rent and sell. Click on anyone to be taken to a bit more information about that instrument and a video where you can see and hear it being played by professional musicians.
An extremely popular instrument. Almost every culture has created their own variation of the flute. It provides the highest notes in the orchestra.
The clarinet provides a very rich and vocal like tone featuring an extremely large range.
The saxophone is the most diverse member of the woodwinds with the greatest flexibility in its sound and voices.
The oboe is the primary member of the double reed family. it has a beautiful and piercing tone.
The Trumpet is one of the oldest instruments known to man. As the most powerful instrument in the ensemble, it's going to be heard and demand attention.
A unique member of the brass family. Due to the moving slide the trombone adds a great deal of "flexibility" to any ensemble.
The French Horn, or sometimes just known simply as "The Horn" has a very unique tone compared to the other brass instruments and features the largest range. Its often considered to be the most expressive.
The Baritone or, Euphonium as it's often called, provides the middle voice to the ensemble similar to the trombone but with a more vocal like quality.
The tuba provides the bass line for the ensemble. It's the lowest and largest instrument in the ensemble so it's going to get noticed.
Other then the human voice, percussion instruments are the oldest in the world and the largest of all the instrumental families. It provides the rhythm and keeps the beat.