Hi! I've recently started helping at my son's school orchestra. There was a new girl there - she had a saxophone but there was no music for her. So I volunteered to organise or write some. The problem is, I've got myself confused regarding what key she's meant to be playing in. The mum told me that her teacher said a trombone part would be appropriate for her. How can this be? I looked on the internet (as I'm a violinist myself) and it said that trombones play in Bflat, and saxophones in Eflat. I know there are different types, but in a primary school orchestra, I'm assuming that the saxes are alto and the trombones tenor?? If the rest of the orchestra is playing in G-major,then wouldn't the saxophone part need to be in Bflat major? And when the orchestra plays in Aminor, the saxophone would have to be in Cminor? Also, presumably a beginner can't play sharps and flats yet, right? Thanks for helping.