My mom was in band in hs and there are many good stories but my favorite is the time the band director handed her, a clarinet player, a tuba and said march because a tuba was out sick and they needed her to be the “T” in the school name. She didn’t know how to play the tuba.
Dear kids that are starting band for the first time.
Instruments don’t have gender. If you are a boy and you want to play flute. Do it. If you are a girl and you want to play tuba. Do it. No one can tell you that since you are a boy you have to play saxophone, trumpet or another instrument like that. Or since you are a girl you have to play flute, clarinet or some instrument like that. Play whatever you want to. No one can tell you other wise.