The Orchestra has 4 families. The strings, woodwind, brass and percussion.
The strings family consist the Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp and the Double bass.
The strings The strings are the foundation of the orchestra. With their enormous sound from the lowest notes of the double bass to the highest sound of the violin. Their tones go together so that the violins overlap with the violas and the violas with the Cellos giving consistent background.
The woodwind family consist Flutes, Oboes and saxophones.
The woodwind Unlike the strings, which form an unified family,the woodwind instruments are so varied that they are hardly a family at all. In the group they vary from the high skirling of the piccolo to the low growling of the double bassoon.
The brass family consists trumpets, cornets,trombones,tuba and French horns
The brass The brass is the glory of the orchestra. The instruments are magnificent to look at the shining bells of the trombones. Apart from the trombones, all brass instruments change key by means of valves.
The Percussion family consists the Drums, Cymbals and the triangle.
percassion From the thunders sound of the bass drum to the little sound of the triangle. Like the trumpets in the brass section, the drums are basically military instruments.