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.
I love when musicians say things like “I am a violin” rather than “I play the violin.” and we do it so casually, too. “you’re a viola. you wouldn’t understand.” “oh, her? she’s an oboe.” it makes me so happy that we call ourselves the instruments we play and that it’s perfectly normal to do so