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Saxophone groups

While proving very popular in its intended niche of military band music, the saxophone is most commonly associated with popular music, big band music, blues, and particularly jazz. There is also a substantial repertoire of concert music in the classical idiom for the members of the saxophone family.

The saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax in 1841, and patented in 1846 in two groups of seven instruments each. Each series consisted of instruments of various sizes in alternating transposition. The series pitched in B flat and E flat, designed for military bands, has proved extremely popular and most saxophones encountered today are from this series. A few saxophones remain from the less popular orchestral series pitched in C and F.

The Saxophone features in many of our bands and ensembles including:

  • Symphonic wind bands
  • Wind bands
  • Marching bands
  • Saxophone quartets
  • Rock and pop Bands
  • Big bands
  • Jazz ensembles

Contact us about joining

Corps of Army Music
Recruiting Office
Kneller Hall
Twickenham
Middlesex
TW2 7DU

Email: CAMUSHQ-Recruiting@mod.uk

Telephone: 0208 744 8642