The saxophone is perhaps the most widely heard solo instrument of the wind family in popular and jazz music. It has a singing
quality with a rich middle register, commanding low register, and an exciting and colorful extended range. Young
saxophonists can enjoy performing in many large ensembles including concert, jazz, and marching bands as well as wind
ensemble. Although not a regular member of the orchestra woodwind section, orchestral composers occasionally score for
one or more saxophones, and sometimes incorporate a saxophone quartet. There is also a good body of concerto repertoire for the saxophone.