Meet the Instruments!

How to Choose Right Instrument.pdf

Questions?  Contact Us!

Jane Maloy - Head Band Director

Martin Andrada - Associate Band Director

Your child does not need any experience with an instrument before joining band. We have provided a list of instruments so that you may familiarize yourself with the instruments offered in the Westbrook Band. We also encourage you and your child to research the instruments and listen to recordings so that when the time comes for instrument selection, you and your child can better understand what they are interested in playing. However, your child can learn which instrument(s) they are interested in playing when they arrive for their interview. At the interview, we talk with your child to find out what instrument(s) they are interested in trying and then look at their physical characteristics to help them select an instrument they will be successful. Nothing is more discouraging than trying to learn to play an instrument unsuitable for you. To avoid this situation, we ask that you do not arrange to select or acquire an instrument until after your child’s instrument selection interview.