Instruments and musicians

Students can play one of the following seven instruments. Percussion instruction begins in intermediate band.

Each instrument type is followed by a list of great players. Check them out!

 
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Flute

Ali Ryerson, Althea Rene, Rob Christian, Emmanuel Pahud, Gareth Davies, Demarre McGill, Jasmine Choi, James Galway, Elena Pinderhughes, Paula Robison, Jeffrey Khaner, Alexandra Grot, Sheridan Stokes, Kevin Williams, Robert Stallman, Sharon Bezaly, Nestor Torres, Hubert Laws, Lori Bell, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, Paul Horn, Bobbi Humphrey, Jeanne Baxtresser, Dirko Juchem

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Trumpet

Karin Bliznik, Andrea Motis, Jens Lindemann, Melissa Venema, Brandon Ridenour, Lucienne Renaudin Vary, Angeleisha Rodgers, Dan Fornero, Harry Kim, Hannes Läubin, Allison Balsom, Wynton Marsalis, Christian Scott, Tine Thing Helseth, Clark Terry, Caleb Hudson, Chris Gekker, Arturo Sandoval, Terrell Stafford, Jose Sibaja, Rafael Mendez, Ingrid Jensen, Chris Botti, Louis Armstrong, Tina Horvat, Sergei Nakariakov, Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Takuya Kuroda, Elmer Churampi

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Percussion

Tyshawn Sorey, She-e Wu, Stewart Copeland, Jane Boxall, Will Kennedy, Jared Schonig, Keelan Tobia, Sheila E, Jeff Porcaro, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Jorge Rossy, Pei-Ching Wu, Jeff Ballard, Billy Cobham, Art Blakey, Guy Gauthreaux, Evelyn Glennie, Alex Acuna, Buddy Rich, Steve Gadd, Gene Krupa, Jack DeJohnette, Louis Bellson, Jeff Hamilton, Max Roach, Tony Williams, Janet Weiss, Gerry Gibbs, Lars Ulrich

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Trombone/Baritone

Trombone: Amanda Stewart, Rebecca Cherian, Rita Payes, Christopher Bill, Wycliffe Gordon, Megumi Kanda, Shannon Barnett, Marshall Gilkes, Luis Bonilla, J.J. Johnson, Trombone Shorty, Amy Bowers, Gunhild Carling, Joseph Alessi, Weston Sprott, Denson Paul Pollard, Michael Dease, Delfayo Marsalis, Troy Andrews, Michael Davis, Christian Lindberg, Melba Liston, Slide Hampton, James Pankow, Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Steve Turre, Robin Eubanks

Baritone: Glenn Van Looy, Anthony Caillet, Shannon Barnett, David Childs, Steven Mead, David Werden, Leonard Falcone, Brian Bowman, Rich Matteson

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Saxophone

Hitomi Oba, Jess Gillam, Jeanette Harris, Ernie Watts, Leo P, Grace Kelly, Ted Nash, Matt Catingub, Dave Koz, Walter Blanding, George Shelby, Wayne Shorter, Joe Lovano, Chris Potter, Jeff Coffin, Jessy J, Arno Bornkamp, Joshua Redman, Alex Han, Miguel Zenon, Sam Taylor, Bob Reynolds, Claire Daley, Lauren Sevian, Lester Young, Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Branford Marsalis, Sadao Watanabe, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins

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Clarinet

Arngunnur Arnadottir, Jon Manasse, Ricardo Morales, Victor Goines, Anthony McGill, Julian Bliss, Sabine Meyer, Martin Fröst, Anat Cohen, Dieter Klöcker, Pete Fountain, James Carter, Michele Zukovsky, Sharon Kam, Eddie Daniels, Jessica Phillps, Benny Goodman, Richard Stoltzman, Ken Peplowski, Emma Johnson, Paquito D’Rivera, Artie Shaw, Buddy DeFranco, Sidney Bechet, Woody Herman, Evan Christopher