09. December 2009 · 2 comments · Categories: BQOD

I remember signing up for band and finding out that the only woodwind instruments left to play were the oboe and bassoon. I chose the basso0n because it matched my hair.


  1. I’m not sure I get the right picture — is it common that school children take band class without any prior musical education, while receiving no instruction other than a few directions from the band director (who obviously can’t play ALL the instruments in the band)?

  2. Yes, it’s done that way, although a music director may give more than a “few directions”. Most directors then encourage students to get private lessons. Especially with oboe!