Concert Band

What is a Concert Band?

A concert band is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass.

School Band

School bands vary in size and instrumentation, depending on the number of students that are in the band, and the versatility and virtuosity of the players. Some school bands follow a set educational program which dictates particular styles of pieces that are standard to the music curriculum. Such curricula usually include a concert overture, a march, and a miscellaneous band piece, often one in the pop music genre. The director may also slightly bypass the curriculum, choosing music of whatever style he or she pleases, especially if the band is small.

In the U.S., some schools have a school orchestra and choir as well. Some private and public schools have bands, orchestras, and choirs, especially if the district is very large.

But which instruments play in the band?

Piccolo

Flute

oboe

clarinet

Saxophone

Trumpet

horn

trombone

Euphoniums

tuba

Percussion

Among many others

And if you like the school's jazz band, here's a video. Director: Doc. Jensen

Credits:

Created with images by Keith Williamson - "A shining star" • tenplaces - "army" • Can I Sit With You? - "High School Marching Band Practice, 1983" • The U.S. Army - "34th Red Bull Infantry Division Band" • Sidneiensis - "Oboe" • ndrwfgg - "clarinet 1" • WerbeFabrik - "music musician instrument" • Arne Sostack - "My trumpet" • slgckgc - "French Horn" • ACE Foundation - "Trombone 010" • Hans - "euphonium brass instrument instrument" • Tim Green aka atoach - "Tuba" • Rob Ellis' - "Drumsticks on snare drum." • Hapa - "norway musician kilt" • shamosan - "cymbal musical instruments music" • Grégoire Lannoy - "Tam-tam" • Justugly - "triangle dinner bell chuck wagon bell iron" • Skitterphoto - "tambourine instrument percussion"

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