Instrument Guide - Student to Pro
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Beginner/Student Model
Mouthpiece
Intermediate/Step Up
Mouthpiece
Professional Model
Other (Accessories, advice, etc)
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Flute
FYL-221 (Yamaha);
Armstrong 103
Gemeinhardt 3
Yamaha YFL-262
Artley 15-0
Emerson EF-6
YFL-362H (Yamaha)
Azumi
Amadeus (Haynes)
Sonare 501
Open hole flutes are recommended for better intonation. Students can purchase "plugs" to put in the holes so they function like closed-hole flutes when they're beginners.
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Oboe
Most rent from school
Fox, Yamaha, Selmer
Fox Renard 330,
Yamaha, Selmer
Fox 800,
Yamaha, Selmer
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Clarinet

YCL-255 (Yamaha);
Vito, LeBlanc, Buffet, Bundy, Jupiter
Vandoren M13 or M13 lyre;
Hite Premier
Ligature: Rovner
YCL-450 (Yamaha)
Prodige (Buffet Crampon)
E11 (Buffet)
Vandoren M13 or M13 lyre;
Vandoren Black Diamond;
Bakun
R13 or R13 Prestige (Buffet - highest recommendation);
Festival (Buffet);
Bakun Protoge;
Selmer pro-line clarinets
TIP: Invest in a decent plastic clarinet from the beginning and then use this clarinet later on for outdoor activities (marching band). Step-up/pro-model instrument should ALWAYS be wooden.
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Bass Clarinet Rent from school
Yamaha, Selmer,
Vito, LeBlanc, Jupiter
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Alto Saxophone YAS 23 (Yamaha)
Vito
C*
Hite Premier
Ligature: Rovner
YAS-52, YAS-480 (Yamaha)Selmer
Yamaha
Yanagisawa
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Tenor Saxophone
Most rent from school
Yamaha (YTS-26)
C*YTS-475Yamaha Professional
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Baritone Saxophone Rent from schoolYamaha
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French Horn
Most rent from school
Conn (6D or 8D)
Schilke 30
Holton Farkas MDC
Yamaha 668
Conn 8D,
Holton H379
Schilke 30,
Holton Farkas MDC
Holton H179
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Trumpet King
Bach
Yamaha
Eastman
Bach 7C or 5CGetzen, Bach, Jupiter
Yamaha
Bach 5C
Bach Stradivarius 180S37,
Yamaha YTR 8335IIRS
Dennis Wick Straight Mute
Humes & Berg Cup Mute
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Trombone Conn
Bach
Yamaha
Holton
Bach 6 1/2 AL,
Bach 5G
YSL-448G (Yamaha)Bach 5G,
Faxx 5G
You will need to get a trombone with an F attachment eventually, so many suggest to go ahead and make this investment from the beginning so they are set to go! I say definitely, if you can.
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Euphonium Rent from schoolBach 6 1/2 ALYamaha 201 or 321, JupiterBesson
Yamaha
Miraphone
TIP: Get metal valve guides put in if purchased
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TubaRent from schoolBach 24 AWKing 2341
Conn Helleberg 120
Miraphone 186
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Percussion Percussion kit brands:
Pearl, Vic Firth, Ludwig, Innovative Percussion, Mapex

Requirements: Bells/Xylophone, Practice Pad, Mallets & Drum Sticks (kits could include a drum, but do NOT have to)
See STICK/MALLET selection guideSTICK BAG: Purchase a stick bag to carry that contains the following:
Suggested Pack already put together: Vic Firth Education Pack 2 or Innovative Percussion FP-3 Fundamental Package
Concert Snare Sticks: Suggested - SD1
Yarn Mallets: Medium: Suggested - M3
Bell/Xylophone hard mallets: Suggested - M6
Be sure to put your name on your stick bag. It is also suggested to put your intials or some sort of indicator on each of your sticks. They will get mixed up if you aren't careful!

Kratt: Masterkey Pitch Pipe
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Local Music Stores:1) Gadsden Music 2) Madison Band Supply3) Hallmans Music Southeastern Musical Services
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