Instrument Introductions

  • The Star MS Beginning Band program offers the following instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, and Percussion. Introduction videos on each instrument can be found below. Even if you know the instrument that you want to play, it is always a good idea to watch ALL the videos to have your best informed choice.

Flute - 1 min. 4 sec.

Clarinet - 47 sec.

Trumpet - 47 sec.

Trombone - 1 min. 14 sec.

Baritone / Euphonium - 1 min. 10 sec.

    • Want to know what the difference is between Baritone and Euphonium? Click HERE to find out!
    • Students in beginning band typically start on a Baritone instrument and advance to a Euphonium instrument later in their musical career. There is no huge difference in how the instrument is played.

Percussion (Mallets and Snare Drum) - 1 min. 55 sec.

    • Percussionists are a key part to the band! Students interested in percussion must understand they will be playing mallet instruments (alongside a large variety of other instruments) throughout their whole time as a percussionist. The bell set will be played a lot during the first year of band (shown in the picture below). There is a cap on how many percussionists will be accepted into the program. We can't have a band of half percussionists :) 


    Bell Set