Learn about the different band instruments by selecting the links below:

These videos are also available at www.bepartoftheband.com.

Brass Instruments

Tuba - Tuba players usually start on another brass instrument and switch after a semester of experience.



French Horn


Woodwind Instruments




Oboe and Bassoon are also options for students who already have at least 1 year of experience.


***Please note: Percussionists play both mallets AND drums.  To join the percussion section, students must have private lesson experience on drums or piano, or they need to study a different instrument for a year before playing percussion.





Famous Quotes

“It is in Apple’s DNA that technology alone is not enough - it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our hearts sing.”

– Steve Jobs, in introducing the iPad 2 in 2011


“In my own philanthropy and business endeavors, I have seen the critical role that the arts play in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities...the arts have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery, and achievement in our country.”

– Paul G. Allen, Co-Founder, Microsoft

“Logic will get you from A to B.  Imagination will take you everywhere.”

– Albert Einstein


“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of the nation, is close to the center of a nation's purpose - and is a test to the quality of a nation's civilization.”

– President John F. Kennedy


Famous People Who Were In Their School Band


Alanis Morrisette (singer)

Halle Berry (actress)

Celine Dion (singer)

Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”)

Alyssa Milano (actress)

Noah Webster (Webster’s Dictionary)

Gwen Stefani (singer from No Doubt)

Jennifer Garner (actress from “Alias”)



Rainn Wilson (actor from “The Office”)

Julia Roberts (actress)

Woody Allen (actor/director)

Gloria Estefan (singer)

Tony Shaloub (“Monk”)

Eva Longoria (“Desperate Housewives”)

Jimmy Kimmel (comedian/talk show host)

Allan Greenspan

   (former Chairman of the Federal Reserve)

Steven Spielberg (movie director)


Bass Clarinet

Zakk Wylde (Guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne)



Jennifer Garner (“Alias”)

Bill Clinton (former U.S. President)

Trent Reznor (lead singer for Nine Inch Nails)

Roy Williams (NFL Dallas Cowboys)

Vince Carter (NBA Star)

David Robinson (Retired NBA Star)

Tedi Bruschi (NFL New England Patriots)

Bob Hope (late comedian/actor)

Lionel Richie (singer, father of Nicole Richie)

Tom Selleck (actor from “Magnum PI”)


Bill Engvall (Blue Collar Comedy Tour)

Nelly Furtado (singer)

Tony Stewart (NASCAR Driver)


James Woods (actor)

John Glenn (Astronaut and U.S. Senator)

Michael Anthony (Bass player for Van Halen)

Drew Carey (actor/comedian)

Stephen Tyler (lead singer for Aerosmith)

Prince Charles (future King of England)

Montel Williams (talk show host)

Richard Gere (actor)

Shania Twain (singer)

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Jackie Gleason (actor)

Samuel L. Jackson

   (Mace Windu from Star Wars I, II, III)

French Horn

Ewan McGregor

   (Obi Wan Kanobi from Star Wars I, II, III)

Vanessa Williams (Singer/Actress)

Otto Graham (NFL Hall of Fame quarterback)


Neil Armstrong (Astronaut - first man on the moon)


Andy Griffith (actor)

Harry Smith (CBS’s “The Early Show”)

Dan Aykroyd (actor)

Aretha Franklin (“Queen of Soul”, singer)


Mike Anderson (NFL)

Eddie George (retired NFL)

Trent Raznor (Nine Inch Nails)

Dana Carvey (actor/comedian)

Vinnie Paul (Pantera)

Walter Payton (NFL Hall of Fame running back)

Johnny Carson (TV Host)

Mike Piazza (former MLB catcher)