There are three types of saxophones in band: alto, tenor, and baritone. 5th grade students will all play the alto saxophone and will have the opportunity to switch to the larger tenor or the baritone saxophone in junior high. The saxophone is most commonly known as a jazz instrument, and some of the most famous saxophone players of all time are John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, and Lester Young. Mr. Gumina is also a fantastic saxophone player! The 5th Grade Band needs only a few alto saxophone players.
"The Bird" Charlie Parker Some alto sax funk A more "classical" sound