Pearl PFP-105E

Grenaditte Headjoint and Body with Silver plated Mechanism, E-mechanism.

Pearl PFP-165E

Grenadilla Wood Headjoint, Grenaditte Body with Silver plated Mechanism, E-mechanism.

Yamaha YPC-62

Grenadilla wood headjoint and body, silver plated keys, split E mechanism, conical bore.

A piccolo is a small musical instrument that is like a flute but produces higher notes. The modern piccolo has most of the same fingerings as its larger sibling, the standard transverse flute, but the sound it produces is an octave higher than written.
In the orchestral setting, the piccolo player is often designated as “piccolo/flute III”, or even “assistant principal”. The larger orchestras have designated this position as a solo position due to the demands of the literature. Piccolos are often orchestrated to double the violins or the flutes, adding sparkle and brilliance to the overall sound because of the aforementioned one-octave transposition upwards. In concert band settings, the piccolo is almost always used and a piccolo part is almost always available.