I was so annoyed when there were no bass clarinet experts that I decided to become one! I can answer most questions about the bass clarinet and the clarinet. I am in the wind ensemble of my high school (and I`m only a freshman) and I will probably be section leader for the marching bass clarinets. I will do my best to answer your question, and if I don`t know, I`ll ask my private lessons teacher.
I played the clarinet for 3 years, and then switched to the bass clarinet. I have been playing that for about 2 years. I am a sophomore in high school, and am in the Wind Ensemble of my school for the second out of two years. I played in the pit orchestra in West Side Story for my school's musical. This year, I marched playing Shostakovitch's music. Next year, they are starting to march bass clarinets and there's a good chance that I will be the section leader.
NHS Wind Ensemble, NHS Marching Band
In high school