The oboe looks much like the clarinet, but it is played with a double reed instead of a single reed to produce its distinct, melodious sound. Due to the unique nature of these instruments, students playing these instruments are required to take weekly private lessons. There is also a beginning oboe camp offered in August for students interested in getting a jump-start before school begins. Please see Mrs. Cansler for more information.

Personality traits

  • studious
  • dependable
  • diligent

Physical characteristics

  • even upper and lower jaw
  • agile fingers
  • solid coordination

Oboes are provided and rented through Frisco ISD. Availability is limited. Students will need to purchase the accessories. About 3% of the beginning band will be selected to play oboe.

Examples of Great Oboe Playing

Nancy Ambrose King