The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Despite being made of brass, saxophones are classified as woodwinds because their sound is produced via a reed, made of cane.
Saxophone players are called saxophonists.
As portrayed in Hibike! EuphoniumThere are several students who play instruments in the saxophone family in the Kitauji Concert Band:
- Haruka Ogasawara (Designated Baritone, President, Section Leader)
- Raimu Okamoto (Alto, Soprano)
- Kiriko Miya (Alto)
- Hiroe Hashi (Alto)
- Shinobu Morita (Alto)
- Chikai Maki (Alto)
- Aoi Saitou (Tenor, quit the band in Season 1)
- Touko Hirao (Tenor)
- Chikao Takigawa (Tenor)