I play a double reed instrument, and I heard you can’t march with those. Can I still be in Band?

YES! While it’s true that we do not march with Oboes or Bassoons for safety reasons, there are other opportunities to perform with the marching band! In the past, our double reed players have performed with the Color Guard, the Front Ensemble, or on Secondary instruments (saxophone, flute, or clarinet). Our biggest concern is helping students to be successful.  If you are a double reed player, the earlier you can contact a band director about your options, the better off you’ll be.  We want to make sure that we get you the help you need to feel confident about your marching band experience. In the case of front ensemble or secondary instruments, we would request that lessons be taken to help your double reed students work toward catching up with their peers.