Our good friend Jenn brought over her clarient. She used to be first chair in her middle school band, but hasn't played in quite a while, so she is loaning it to us.
My 5th grader is going to start learning to play it at school this year. His goal is to get good enough on it to move to playing the saxophone. The saxophone, of course, carries the universal appeal to boys of cool rock bands. Somehow they inherently know that many girls find boys who play the saxophone incredibly cool. The music teacher at school has recommended playing the flute and/or clarinet before trying the sax. So we are borrowing several different instruments so all the boys can have a try and see what they might like.
He's pretty excited about having an instrument to play. His brothers all had to try it out. It sounds like we have group of very excitable migrating geese trapped inside our house. Maybe the neighbors won't figure out that the mysterious sound they are hearing is actually the beginning of what I'm sure are many strange loud noises wafting from our house.
At least we don't have a drum set. Yet.