• 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