@spotiche5- When I played the saxophone in the band, I loved the instrument. While I think that the sound and prestige of playing it are the benefits of the saxophone, there are some negative points that musicians who are new to the instrument should consider.
For me, learning the saxophone fingering was challenging and confusing. Since I had a lot of time to practice, I was able to master it. However, the saxophone does take dedication and time to learn to play and might not be the best instrument for students who have very full schedules.
The saxophone also has some weight to it, and has the tendency to feel very heavy when playing it while marching. Performing in parades use to be very challenging for me, and I was always very tired when they were over. This is why musicians who aren't very strong might not like playing this instrument.