Mini Sculpture's second annual competition starts today! You've all got two months to crack open the putty and clay and have a bash at it; but that and other matters (including juicy prizes) are dealt with in the rules and conditions topic: http://minisculpture.co.uk/index.php?topic=922.0
Here I'm going to expand on the theme a little - musicians.
They're not unfamiliar to us wargamers, particularly in the unit command groups of Warhammer Fantasy Battles and similar games. That already gives a lot of scope in terms of time, nationalities and races. From Roman cornicines
to American Civil War buglers, from haughty elfin trumpeters to scrofulous goatmen beating on ragged hide-drums, and well beyond. There's also plenty of room for behind-the-lines character pieces, all kinds of entertainers, minstrels, heralds, regimental band members, tin-whistling pixies, orcy rokkas and so on. The only limit is your own imagination.
Also, use the Discussion thread to ask questions, request clarifications, point out stuff I should've
Start your sculpting, and good luck!