This unusual woodwind instrument can be found in Bands aound the world. Usually made of brass or silver in the key of Bb, schools would often purchase them for thier durable construction and years of service for students use in bands and orchrestras. This design has been somewhat replaced by modern lower priced plastic clarinets as an altertive to the more common black (usually) ebony wood clarinets. An attractive complement to your Xmas tree or other musical decorations.