Melissa and Doug’s Band in a Box is a combination of six musical instruments made from wood and metal. The instruments come in a wooden crate for storage. I love the wooden crates Melissa and Doug toys come in! These crates are sturdy and serve as packaging for the product and storage at home too. The amount of packaging for most toys is overwhelming, with every little part zip tied to a greater piece of cardboard surrounded by plastic. These toys are difficult to open and the wasted resources used for packaging is appalling. Melissa and Doug avoid this problem with their wooden crates that don’t readily end up in landfills. The instruments included in the Band in a Box are cymbals, maracas, triangle, tambourine, clacker, and a wooden percussive instrument (not sure what is called). The favorite in my house is the triangle. All of the instruments are well made and sturdy. My sister read a review in which a mother purchased several sets of The Band in a Box and gave away individual instruments as party favors. This is a great idea and much better than the bags of candy and dollar store junk that is usually given out at birthday parties. My children have started a marching band with these toys. It is really cute as they march around the house playing their instruments, taking turns leading the marching band.