... they were band geeks. BuzzFeed has compiled a list of 28 famous people who played in the school band or sang in the choir. Don't you think their instruments match their personalities? (It comes as no surprise to learn that Emeril played the trumpet.) There have been plenty of studies about the mental and physical health benefits of music. Wouldn't you also like to know how much playing the saxophone increases your chances of becoming President of the United States?