Oboes are in family of double reed woodwind instruments. The most common, oboe,

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plays in the treble or soprano range. Oboes are usually made out of wood, but there can also be made of synthetic materials such as plastic or resin or synthetic composites. They are in a family with the tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet and base saxophone

In The Series

In the Big Nate series, Chad Applewhite plays the oboe.


  • Chad Applewhite plays the oboe, but the only song that he can actually play is Three Blind Mice.
  • Nate Wright's uncle, Uncle Ted, quit playing the oboe when he was in fifth grade.
  • It was mentioned that School Picture Guy had crush on his oboe teacher which means he played the oboe.
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