The most unappreciated section of any marching or concert band. Consisting of the tubas, baritone/euphoniums, trombones, and the baritone saxophones, the low winds are usually responsible for the sweet bass line, and, if the director choosing the music is benevolent enough, the melody. They are usually overshadowed by the higher winds, most notably the trumpets, who often have little respect for the low winds even though the low winds's instruments are usually twice as heavy as theirs and take twice the air. They are often mocked for having easier parts, although it is usually compensated by the heaviness of the instrument. The low winds are usually lazier than the other sections, as their parts are very easy and little practice is needed. Females in the low winds section are uncommon, but they are often much tougher than the flutes or clarinets and are far mellower than their more feminine counterparts, and are envied for being one of the few females in a predominantly male section. That being said, attractive male members of low winds sections are usually difficult to come by, as they tend to be either heavy or unusually sweaty.
The low winds's sheet music for the show was mainly comprised of whole notes and half notes, so they were able to end the sectional early.
by Noraneko May 14, 2010