Woodwind Mouthpieces: Clarinet - VanDoren M15 /w Bonade Inverted Ligature (add on) Clarinet Reeds - Vandoren Blue Box - 3 or 3.5 Strength Bass Clarinet - J&D Hite or Clark Fobes. Alto Sax - VanDoren Optimum AL3 /w Optimum Ligature (add on) Tenor Sax - VanDoren Optimum TL3 /w Optimum Ligature (add on) Bari Sax - VanDoren Optimum BL3 /w Optimum Ligature (add on) All Saxophone Reeds - Vandoren Blue Box 3 Strength Oboe & Bassoon Reeds should be purchased through doubleornothingreeds.com
Brass Mouthpieces: Trumpet - Bach 3c French Horn - Holton Farkas MDC or Schilke 32 Mellophone - IYM (Provided by the school) Trombone - Bach 5g Euphonium - Schilke 51d Marching Baritone - Denis Wick SM3 Tuba - Conn Hellberg 120
Instruments - Most instruments purchased or rented through a company are beginner quality instruments. They’re designed to take a beating and continue offering an acceptable quality instrument for the student to use. As musicians grow parents should upgrade to an intermediate or professional quality instrument which will allow the student to grow musically - beginner instruments have limitations which can cause frustration on the player and even convince a student they aren’t as good as they really are!
Woodwind Instruments: Flute - Intermediate - Yamaha 300 Series, Trevor James Privilege, Pearl Quantz 665 - Professional - Trevor James Virtuoso, Pearl Quantz 765