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Brands of Beginning Instruments (The big discussion)

This discussion will focus on director preferences regarding the testing, over time, of various brands of instruments designed for beginner…

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Brands of Beginning Instruments (The big discussion)

This discussion will focus on director preferences regarding the testing, over time, of various brands of instruments designed for beginner…

Started by Russ Weaver

1 Oct 31, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

Start-up instruments for a junior high band

I just got transferred to a new K-8 school that has a small 7/8 grade band of 30-35 students. Has anyone recently opened a school and had a…

Started by Jim Bunselmeier

2 Aug 26, 2015
Reply by Russ Weaver

Tuners: Handy Access for Students to Use

Greetings Everyone! I'm attaching a picture of a handy way to keep tuners ready and waiting for the band students to use:  Near the doorway…

Started by Pamela A Rezach

1 Jan 19, 2013
Reply by Karin Llyr

Nuvo flutes; I'm not a sales person just flutie-excited

I've recently had the chance to play a Nuvo flute. Carbon fiber flute that costs 200.00 dollars. I've played many, many different flutes in…

Started by Karin Llyr

0 Aug 19, 2012

Bass Clarinet Questions

Hey!  As a trombone guy, I have a few questions that I am hoping some with more experience in buttons can answer...   1.  It seems that all…

Started by Paul Lemen

1 Nov 30, 2011
Reply by Russ Weaver

Saxophone Concert Band Mouthpieces

Directors, Please share your thoughts on this subject. My student and intermediate saxophones come standard with the Eugene Rousseau hard r…

Started by Russ Weaver

1 Nov 29, 2011
Reply by Paul Lemen

Successful Clarinet Mouthpiece Choices

Thought everyone might share their thoughts of this subject of subjects. I have had good luck with the Vandoren B45 Clarinet mouthpiece on…

Started by Russ Weaver

6 Apr 7, 2011
Reply by Russ Weaver

Saxophone Jazz Band Mouthpieces: Alto Saxophone

Directors, please share your favorite choices for student jazz alto mouthpieces. My default student mouthpiece is the Meyer 6 or 6*. It has…

Started by Russ Weaver

2 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by Jon Young

Bassoon Reeds

Do you all have a preference for beginners when it comes to reeds? And yes, I'll go there...fiber cane vs. reed. I know in an advanced situ…

Started by Ed Nagel

2 Apr 4, 2011
Reply by Jon Young

Bell Kits for Beginners - Opinions wanted...

I'd like to have the opinion of Beginning and Jr. Hi directors concerning the "bell kits" that are available. As a beginning band teacher A…

Started by Sid Brown

1 Aug 18, 2010
Reply by Russ Weaver

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