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High School Saxophone

For students and band directors alike....topics such as jazz band, solo and ensemble contests, college prep, and everything else high school related

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Tenor Sax Popular Muisc

Hi, I am a band director of a small high school and I do not know much about sax music. I was wondering if anyone had any sug…

9 years ago
by emeiers (5 posts)

KENDOR jazz songs

do any of your jazz bands play kendor music songs? we're playing and have played 1.old school-jeff jarvis solo for me on bar…

9 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Standing or Sitting for solos

I have a normal Stage band setup, saxes sitting at the front and trumpets and troms standing at tthe back. I find it uncomfor…

10 years ago
by Dr.Palacios (3 posts)

college audition pieces

i just need suggestions. both classical and jazz.i dont take lessons and have had some stuff given to me by my director but i…

10 years ago
by Dr.Palacios (3 posts)

solo or Jazz

I posted this in Jazz and they said that i I shood put it in this one so I am. I have 2 things that i really want to do. Ther…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Lionel Hapmpton Jazz Festival!!!

Anyone going to the Lionel hampton jazz festival? I am going and I can't wait, cause I have never been there before and there…

10 years ago
by MavisDavis (21 posts)

NEW SOLO & ENSEMBLE PIECES

Okay, solo and ensemble is approaching and I in need of music choice/selections in the A catergory. What I want is a fun tune…

10 years ago
by MavisDavis (21 posts)

Sax section vs. rest of the band

^__^; A few years ago, the band I'm in had 3 clarinets, 4 flutes... And about 12 alto saxophones! Haha.... But now we've me…

10 years ago
by saxman0317 (53 posts)

Pretty much as happy as i can ever be..

lol well this is kind of a lil brag session for me.. but i also want to take the chance to ask you guys what spring pieces ar…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Know where to get it?

Does anyone know where to get Mindi Abiars, Make a Wish in music, i really want to play it. or does anyone have a transcripti…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Warm-up Routine

I would like some ideas on a 10-15 minute warm-up rountine for sax. Please be specific.

10 years ago
by tenor562 (297 posts)

Any sax players in Louisiana??

I was just curious to see if anyone here is in Louisiana and goes to honor band or anything. I'm from LaSalle, just wonderin.…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Aquiring concerto parts?

I want to play concertino de camera for a concert, but I kinda need the orchestra parts. does anybody know where to find them…

10 years ago
by Sunyveil (11 posts)

Marching Band Shows

I want to know what your marching band's show is about this year. Tell me about your drill, special moves, visuals, songs, et…

10 years ago
by saxgrobie (86 posts)

Advice on student leadership within the band

Hey all, I could really use some advice. My schools band is, well, slowly dying. People don't practice and don't care. We h…

10 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

To Solo or Not to Solo, That is the question.

I can improvise at home when I'm by myself but when I'm at school, I can't improvise worth crap. At school when I improvise i…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Good Talent Show Solos

I need some ideas of a good jazz (preferably) or rock solo for tenor sax to play for a high school talent show. Something tha…

10 years ago
by straightj23 (103 posts)

Weird marching dialogue

okay, we all know marching is crazy and weird stuff goes on there. what's your favorite term(WMD) i like "Park 'n Blow"

10 years ago
by straightj23 (103 posts)

Does anyone have this recording?

So I just got my music that we'll be playing in our district band...and i've been looking online for recordings of each song.…

10 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Music Schools in the South

I am a junior in high school and I am trying to find a college that has almost everything I want. I would love to become a mu…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Good luck Louisiana All-State 2nd round members

Round 2 of All state is today in LA and I wanna wish everyone good luck and eased nerves, lol, cause I know mine are going cr…

10 years ago
by saxs_make_it_happen (42 posts)

Need Advice Quick!!!

I need to know your thoughts on a new saxophone that's good for a junior-senior in high school going on to college. This new…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Questions on Jazz Scales for Alto Saxes

Will somebody please tell me the Bb concert jazz scale? II play alto saxophone so I know its teh G jazz scale but I don't kno…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL ALTO SAX?? Got any knowledge

I got it at an estate auction for $100. It's antique. It says American Professional on the bell. Serial number 17555 L. It's…

10 years ago
by saxophonik (73 posts)

Help! Advice on carpal tunnel, tedonitis etc.

Just this summer my arms started to bug me after playing. Thankfully it's only when I'm spending a couple hours a day playing…

10 years ago
by claribari (6 posts)
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