Writing for us? Here’s what we consist of. Arrangements don’t need to include parts for every player - feel free to use as much or as little of this as you like.  

Please note that WMGSO orchestration includes an integrated choir and a full saxophone section.

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Woodwinds

  • 3 flutes (3rd may play piccolo or alto flute)
  • 2 oboes
  • 3 clarinets (3rd usually playing bass clarinet)
  • 2 bassoons
  • 4 saxophones (2 alto, 1 tenor, 1 baritone)

Brass

  • 4 horns
  • 3 trumpets
  • 3 trombones (2 tenor, 1 bass)
  • 1 tuba

Percussion

  • 5 players - most instruments available

Choir

  • soprano
  • alto
  • tenor
  • bass

Strings

  • violin (separated into first and second violins)
  • viola
  • cello
  • contrabass

Additional instruments we usually have available:

  • flugelhorn, doubled from 3rd trumpet
  • english horn, doubled from bassoon or oboe
  • guitar (electric or acoustic)
  • bass guitar
  • harp
  • piano or electronic keyboard

More auxiliary instruments may be available, on request. 

Examples of percussion instruments we have used in the past include the following: 

marimba, xylophone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, tubular bells, gong, timpani (set of 4), bass drum, drum set, snare drum, taiko drum, wind chimes, claves, wood blocks, temple blocks, tambourine, congas, bongos, shakers, finger cymbals, triangles, crash/suspended cymbals, mark tree, bell tree, electronic drum kit, cajon, brake drum, anvil, wind machine, marching machine, rainstick, and more!