That's what got my attention. The boy to whom the comment was directed looked confused.
What does an oboe player look like? I challenged the boy who made the initial comment. He hemmed and hawed. I asked him if I looked like an oboe player. He said I didn't.
Funny. I guess that decade I spent in various school bands was all my imagination, then. (Although, I was never very good...)
I informed the boy that one couldn't tell what instrument one played just by looking at them.
"What instrument does he play?" he asked, pointing at the boy seated next to him.
Didn't I just say...
Fine. I needed to narrow it down a bit. Woodwind or brass? I was told woodwind.
I looked at the boy in question. How was I supposed to know what he played? I threw out saxophone followed by my second guess of bass clarinet.
His eyes went wide. He was an alto sax player.
"What instrument does she play?"
After being told woodwind, I thought flute. But that's way too obvious. So, I said clarinet. But...flute.
You'd think they'd be done, right? But no. It seemed like half the geometry class was in the band. And I was directed to another student. Boy. Woodwind.
Bullseye. Next, a girl. Brass.
(French horn players... Well, she just seemed like... But I can't tell what instrument just by looking!)
Finally, the boy who started all this told me to guess him. Brass. Well, I knew he had to be low brass, so I went with the obvious.
They now thought I was a witch. The clarinet player was very impressed. I don't know why. Perhaps if I had gotten 100%, but I didn't. Not really.
I guess my time in various bands (in junior high, high school, and college) paid off. Somewhat.
Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...
Did you play in your high school band? What instrument? If you could play a musical instrument, which one would you choose?