Use this fun activity as part of your introduction to the instruments in band. Also a great tool for review and speaking to prospective students.
This free set has 20 cards. If you have more than 20 students you may need to print out more than one set to distribute to students. I also highly suggest printing out the cards on card stock in color and laminating them for future use.
Randomly distribute one card to each student.
Pick any student to start the game [the cards loop so it does not matter who starts the game].
The first student will read their card (example: I have Trumpet, Who has someone who directs a musical group?) The student who has the card with the correct answer to the previous student’s “Who Has...” question reads her/her card aloud. (example: I have Conductor, Who has a brass instrument made of tubing that is coiled with a flared bell, the musician must also use their right hand?) and so on.
Students must listen for their turn and try not to break the chain. When the chain circles around to the first students card, the game is over.
Practice or model one or two cards with students so they understand how the game works.
Print multiple sets of cards so students can work individually or in groups
See how fast groups can complete the loop