Bingo, something like a trumpet, they have to be really really good. Something like the bassoon, oboe, english horn etc they only have to be able to play the simplest stuff. My friend started playing bassoon in the fall to make all state band and did. He was a very good trombone player and could not make the cut with the ole boner.Bassoon isn't a normal, everyday instrument, but one every orchestra needs. Think SCHOLARSHIPS!!
How about eBay? OR, if you go to a local music store they may have used intruments you can purchase. Good Luck!Oldest grandson, first day of school, joins band. Never played a musical instrument in his life. Looks at the book (?!!?), picks a bassoon as the instrument he wants to learn to play.
WHY do teachers allow this without parents around?!?!?
Now that you've stopped laughing, anyone got an extra bassoon lying around they'd like to rent to a kid?
My sister also played the cello. I was the clarinet player in the family. Brother was on drums.When my Granddaughter was in 5th grade, she chose a damn cello of all things. It was twice as tall as she was, her mother would have to go in late on band days so she didnt have to kill someone or herself dragging, that thing on the bus. To her credit, she played it the entire middle school years.