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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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Alto Sax High D problem

I have a problem with my high D (the side key one.) at times I can play it and comes out perfectly, but most of the times I p…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

i want to upgrade

hi, i have been playing alto since sixth grade 5 years ago, and have been playing a armstrong that we got for 400 bucks when…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Director frustrations

Lately my band director has been...well, i see it as picking on me. Whenever I make the slightest mistake (such as breathing…

9 years ago
by west (242 posts)

School Program "Cuts"

Currently, i am a student at the school Lewiston Porter in Youngstown NY. Our school board is currently in the process of mak…

9 years ago
by saxman0317 (53 posts)

???????Drum Major???????

Hi! I've been considering auditioning for drum major for a while. Today I decided that I want to and went and told my band di…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Mouthpiece Tip Openings??

I am looking into buying a new mouthpiece for my tenor and I have an idea of what kind of mouthpieces im interested in but I…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

American University Saxophone Symposium This Saturday, March 26!

American University will be hosting a Saxophone Symposium at AU's Greenberg Theatre on Saturday, March 26. The all-day event…

9 years ago
by nhgetz (8 posts)

Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

Hi, I play a Martin Indiana "Indian head" Alto Sax and was wondering what type of mouthpiece would be best to use. I'm in gr…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Silver or Laquered

I have been playing on an old selmer as300 for years now and my parents are finally going to help buy me a new horn. After te…

9 years ago
by KSsaxophone (57 posts)

Selmer Professional S80 C* Alto Sax Mouthpiece - NEW!

hellp me, i was just offerd a Selmer Professional S80 C* Alto Sax Mouthpiece brand new for 79$ he says it is worth 140$ is he…

9 years ago
by mbkatc230 (11 posts)

Conn?

Hey! I've been playing for 2 and a half years, am of reasonable standard, and own a new Temby Vintage alto. Lately I've been…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

metal mouthpieces

I've been trying metal mouthpieces and I like them a lot but I don't know how to get use to the feel. I also can't get a very…

9 years ago
by TrentG (15 posts)

Classical Solo Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

Hi, I've been playing CLassical solos on a Brillhart Ebolin 3* for three years. I feel that I now need a larger opening for…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

matte finish

does the matte finish change a saxophone's tone at all?

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Scales

I am really having trouble trying to play my last 4 major scales I only know my first 8. Is this good or bad? What should…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Need replacement music parts

Anyone know of a good place (online) to order just a single part for an arrangement? I don't know what it is with us bari sax…

9 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Seminotes

What r seminotes?

9 years ago
by JAYSAX23 (12 posts)

Sax quartet

I'm a freshman in high school, and I was thinking of starting a sax quartet. I have some friends that are pretty good players…

9 years ago
by karebear1012 (395 posts)

Mouthpieces

I've been searching for a new mouthpiece lately, and at districts there was this guy who had a clear one. Is that just a pers…

9 years ago
by jusjop (5 posts)

Some advice pls!!

Hey! I'm currently Alto 2 in our Big Band at school, second to a player who I'm at least equal to. I play a Temby Vintage Alt…

9 years ago
by jusjop (5 posts)
9 years ago
by barimachine (323 posts)

Funk Improvisation...im runnin out of ideas

So my Jazz Band is playing a song called Squeeze This Mr. Whipple. Its a sweet song, and i have a very very long solo in it;…

9 years ago
by Firk (31 posts)

Improvise

Next year i'm going to be lead sax in the high school jazz band, and i'm really nervous because i'm a freshman, and a girl in…

9 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

school band

lately the high school sax forum has been really dragging. The most exciting thing we've been talking about is sax mutes. So,…

9 years ago
by Tenor_Guru (25 posts)

marching bobos

i was just wandering what the worst thing that happened to your sax when marching like falling and such. my worst thing (so f…

9 years ago
by rednecksax (24 posts)
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