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The E♭ Clarinet (E♭クラリネット E♭ Kurarinetto) is a member of the clarinet family. A musician who plays the E♭ clarinet is called an E♭ clarinetist, E♭ clarinet player, or E♭ player.

The E♭ clarinet is about half the length of a B♭ clarinet and is higher pitched by four whole steps. It is used for its brighter timbre and higher pitch range.

In concert band settings, E♭ clarinet players are typically chosen out of the top three or four clarinet players in the section. Unlike other high woodwinds, E♭ clarinets are typically paid for by school funds and lent to students from the school.

As portrayed in Sound! Euphonium[]

Maina Kase is the only E♭ clarinet player in the Kitauji High School Concert Band.

In Sound! Euphonium: The Movie - Our Promise: A Brand New Day, Chieri Takahisa switches from B♭ clarinet to play E♭ clarinet.


  • E♭ clarinets are known for their pitch being extremely difficult to control.
  • The E♭ clarinet is not the highest clarinet out there; there also exists a very rare “piccolo” clarinet in A♭, which is almost never used at all.