Learn how to succeed in beginning band and orchestra programs!

This website is designed to assist beginning band and orchestra students in choosing an instrument and getting started in the wonderful world of instrumental music.

  • Visit our Articles and Information page to learn more about the program and to find answers to frequently asked questions about the band and orchestra programs.

  • To complement these articles, we provide soundclips about each individual instrument.

  • Finally, there is an index of information pertaining to each instrument in the band and orchestra.

Expect quality information, because this site was written by a professional musician and teacher with thirty years experience in the field. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments.

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