Woodwind instruments, part of the “Wind” family, include many popular instruments such as the Flute (and Piccolo), Clarinet, Saxophone and Double Reed (Oboes, Bassoons, English Horns). One unique piece about most woodwind instruments is that they share a similar key system allowing players to more easily move between woodwind instruments as compared to brass instruments. It would be common for a saxophone player to be able to play flute or clarinet with a small amount of practice since the fingering systems are so similar.
Although two of the members of the woodwind family are actually not made of wood (the flute and saxophone) they both have a strong organic connection. Early flutes were made from wood, and the saxophone incorporates a wooden reed that vibrates and ultimately produces the instrument’s sound. The Woodwind & Brasswind carries many of today’s popular brands including Yamaha, Buffet Crampon, Gemeinhardt, P. Mauriat and more. Need Recorders for your classroom? Choose from over 50 models offered in every color of the rainbow. We’re also your source for the best selection of Woodwind accessories, including reeds, mouthpieces, care & cleaning supplies, cases and more. Most ship free! Looking for an electronic option? Check out this article to learn more!