Instrument and Mouthpiece Updrages
Once a student enters high school the expectation of accomplishment in all classes rises; consistent with that, the expected level of musicianship rises. Band will be a rewarding experience and the more you put into it the more rewarding it will be.
- Ninth graders are expected to have upgraded mouthpieces and reeds.
- It is suggested that all students/parents explore upgrading instruments. “Student Model” instruments are meant for beginners, which high schoolers are not.
Mouthpieces and Reeds
Before purchasing an instrument, always consult with Mr. Posner and your Private Teacher. Instruments vary even within the same model, we will help you select the best instrument possible within your budget!
Piccolo - Yamaha YPC62
Flute - Yamaha 684H
Clarinet - Buffet R13
Oboe - Loree or Fox 400
Bassoon - Fox Renard 220 or 222
Saxophone - Selmer Paris S80 Series II or Yamaha 62-II
Horn - Yamaha 567 or 667
Trumpet - Bach Stradivarius
Trombone - Bach Stradivarius 42
Euphonium - Yamaha 321S or Wilson
Tuba - Miraphone 186