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Famous Band Members

"All-Star” Band Members
All of these famous people played in band!
Flute
  • Alanis Morrisette, singer
  • George Eastman, founder of Kodak 
  • Halle Berry, actress
  • Celine Dion, singer
  • Calista Flockhart, actress
  • Gwen Stefani, singer
  • John Quincy Adams, 6th President of the United States
  • Knute Rockne, Legendary Notre Dame Football Coach
  • Alyssa Milano, actress
  • Noah Webster, US Founding Father/writer/publisher (Webster's Dictionary)
Oboe
  • Chester Pitts, NFL offensive lineman 
  • Julia Roberts, Actress
Bassoon
  • Sir Edgar Elgar, composer 
  • Rainn Wilson, actor (Dwight from The Office)
Clarinet
  • Jimmy Kimmel, comedian
  • Eva Longoria, actress
  • Woody Allen, director
  • Gloria Estefan, singer
  • Julia Roberts, actress
  • Alan Greenspan, ex-chairman of the Federal Reserve 
  • Steven Spielberg, director
  • Rainn Wilson, actor (Dwight from The Office)
  • Tony Shaloub , actor ("Monk")
  • Dr. Michael DeBakey, pioneering heart surgeon
  • Robert Reid - NBA Basketball Player (former Houston Rocket)
  • Amy Acuff (US Olympic High Jumper & Model)
  • Joseph Mascolo – actor (Clarinet for the Metropolitan Opera & Stephano Dimera from “Days of Our Lives”)
Bass Clarinet
  • Zakk Wylde (Guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne)
Saxophone
  • Jennifer Garner, actress
  • Vince Carter, basketball player
  • Lionel Richie, singer
  • Bill Clinton, 42nd US President
  • Tom Selleck, actor
  • Pamela Anderson, actress
  • Teddy Bruschi, NFL New England Patriots linebacker
  • Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Chairman (Tenor Sax at Julliard)
  • Roy Williams, NFL Football Player (Detriot Lions)
  • Vince Carter, NBA Star
  • David Robinson, Retired NBA Star (San Antonio Spurs)
  • Fred McMurray, actor
  • Bob Hope. comedian/actor/entertainer
  • Tyler Wright, NHL Hockey Player (Anaheim Ducks) 
Trumpet
  • Richard Gere, actor
  • Steven Tyler, singer (Aerosmith)
  • Drew Carey, comedian, actor, gameshow host
  • James Woods, actor
  • John Glenn, astronaut, senator
  • Michael Anthony (Bass player for Van Halen and Chickenfoot)
  • Prince Charles of England (future King of England)
  • Montel Williams, talk show host
  • Peter Weller, actor ("Robocop")
  • Steve Earle (Nashville bad boy)
  • Darcy Hordichuk, NHL Hockey Player (Nashville Predators)
  • Shania Twain, singer
  • Flea, musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers) (All-State HS Player in California)
  • Jackie Gleason, actor
  • Eric Lindros, NHL Hockey Player (Dallas Stars Forward)
  • Brandon Routh, actor (Superman Returns)
French horn
  • Ewan McGregor, actor
  • Vanessa Williams, singer
  • Samuel L. Jackson, actor
  • Otto Graham, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback
  • Henry Cisneros (former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development)
Trombone
  • Jarrett Bush, NFL Football Player (Green Bay Packers cornerback)
  • Ryan Howard, MLB Baseball Player (Philadelphia Phillies first baseman)
  • Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver
  • Nelly Furtado, singer
  • Bill Engvall, comedian
  • Conrad Janis, actor
  • Jonathan Frakes, actor/director
  • Fred Rogers, a.k.a. "Mr. Rogers" 
  • John Pankow, actor ("Mad About You")
Baritone/Euphonium
  • Neil Armstrong, Astronaut (first man on the moon)
Tuba
  • Jarrett Bush, NFL Football Player (Green Bay Packers cornerback)
  • Andy Griffith, actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Mattlock)
  • Aretha Franklin, singer
  • Dan Ackroyd, actor
  • Harry Smith, CBS Morning show host
  • Malik Rose, NBA player
  • Tony Stewart, NASCAR driver
  • Thomas F. Wilson, actor ("Biff" from the Back to the Future)
Percussion
  • Tommy Lee, musician (drummer for Motley Crue)
  • Dana Carvey, comedian
  • Johnny Carson, talk-show host
  • Trent Reznor, musician (Nine Inch Nails)
  • Mike Piazza, MLB Baseball Player
  • Emeril Lagasse, chef
  • Rosie O'Donnel, comedienne
  • Tipper Gore, Wife of former Vice President Al Gore
  • Ben Folds, Singer/Songwriter
  • Mike Anderson, NFL Football Player
  • Tracy Simien, NFL Football Player
  • Eddie George, retired NFL Football Player
  • Vinnie Paul, musician (Pantera)
  • Andy Schneider, NHL Hockey Player (Pittsburgh Penguins)
  • Walter Payton, NFL Hall of Fame running back (Chicago Bears)
Other
  • Warren G. Harding,  The 29th president of the United States, organized the Citizen’s Cornet Band. He once remarked that, “I played every instrument but the slide trombone and the E-flat cornet.”

Sources: Pittsburgh Tribune, mandarinband.com, MENC.org, and others