The saxophone is a very versatile instrument. It is a woodwind instrument, even though it is largely made of brass! Older saxophone students have the opportunity to play tenor or baritone saxophone after their beginning year.

Personality Traits

  • driven
  • competitive
  • mellow

Physical Characteristics

  • ability to sit straight
  • agile fingers

Alto saxophones are rented or purchased from a music company, along with the required accessories. About 8% of the beginning band will be selected to play saxophone.

Examples of Great Saxophone Playing

Branford Marsalis

Alto Saxophone