ARE YOU SURE YOU’RE READY FOR THIS CONVERSATION I WAS IN BAND FOR A WHILE SO I STILL KNOW THE STEREOTYPES
Aoba: Just your typical clarinet player trying to get by. Nearly everyone in the Dick Squad thought he was a girl when he first joined (Koujaku forgot that Aoba was joining and took him for someone else, moved in for the kill and was in for a rude awakening), but he forgave them. Rose to second chair rather quickly, and they secretly root for him in becoming the future Drum Major.
Koujaku: Trombone player extraordinaire, despite his low chair status. He uses his long reach to his advantage, often smacking Noiz upside the head whenever he gets annoying. His trombone isn’t compensating for anything either, and he likes to remind Aoba of that. Brass instruments stick together, so he and Mink kind of sort of socialize over how stupid the trumpets and percussionists are being.
Noiz: Percussion. He used to play the trumpet, but thought he was too good for that and has been playing snare drums ever since. Before practices begin, he’s that one guy that drums nonstop and causes the most ruckus, getting the rest of the band yelled at as a result. He’s not very interested in it, and has threatened to quit multiple times, but he never does. Koujaku’s hatred for him is mutual. Had it not been for Koujaku’s flirting fuck up, he would have done it first and ended up with the same fate. He’s overtly sexual and makes underhanded passes at Aoba whenever possible, much to Koujaku’s chagrin.
Clear: He plays the flute exceptionally well and is in first chair because of it, but he’s also a Chorus kid, so he comes and goes quite a bit. No one knows how that guy manages to keep up with the rest of the band, but they don’t complain. He’s very attached to Aoba because the flutes and clarinets typically play the melodies together, so TEAMWORK. He constantly asks him for tips on his playing, but Aoba knows jack shit about flutes.
Mink: He’s the only one strong enough to march around with that huge ass sousaphone. He’s rather neutral about being in band, but his whole family was in it at one point or another, so he’s carrying on the tradition. Despite being naturally talented, many people are incredibly wary of him, mostly because he’s so isolated from the rest of the band. He and Clear have a good relationship, mainly because Mink’s family legacy gives him extensive knowledge on almost all the instruments in the ensemble, so when Clear asks for help or pointers, he’s there in a heartbeat.
Ren: Aoba was afraid of having no friends when he joined, so Ren came along for the ride. He’s been playing saxophone independently for quite some time, and still isn’t quite used to playing with everyone, but he gets so passionate about his playing that it’s obvious where all his time and energy goes. He’s often in his own little world when he plays, and now a good chunk of the band finds themselves attracted to him, though he’s completely unaware of it.